San Jose State coach Dick Tomey to retire

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - San Jose State football coach Dick Tomey will retire after the season.

The school said late Sunday that Tomey would hold a formal news conference Monday to discuss his decision. The Spartans, 1-8 after Saturday's 24-9 loss to Utah State, have struggled and their only win came against non-Football Bowl Subdivision school Cal Poly on Sept. 26.

The Wolf Pack beat San Jose State 62-7 on Nov. 8 in a game televised on ESPN. After that game, rumors of Tomey being fired started circulating.

They have their final two home games the next two weekends and conclude the season Dec. 5 against Louisiana Tech.

The 71-year-old Tomey is finishing his fifth season at San Jose State, 29th overall as a major college head coach and 46th in the business. He has an overall record of 182-143-7 at Hawaii, Arizona and San Jose State.

Tomey is president of the 10,000-plus member American Football Coaches Association.


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