HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Former Rainbow Warrior football head coach Dick Tomey is reportedly undergoing treatment for lung cancer, according to a statement from his family and the University of Arizona.
"Coach Dick Tomey was recently diagnosed with a type of lung cancer at Tucson Medical Center and is currently undergoing further tests this week at MD Anderson Medical Center in Houston, Texas," the family said in a statement. "We (Coach and his family) greatly appreciate all the people who have reached out to help in so many ways and all the expressions of love and well-wishes being sent our way from so many people. Following Coach Tomey’s example, our family is feeling very grateful and hopeful for a positive outcome."
Tomey, 80, is receiving treatment at a Texas hospital following a recent diagnosis.
Tomey was the head coach for the University of Hawaii from 1977-86, leaving the program as the program’s winningest coach at the time.