Tony Dungy led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. Dungy established another NFL first by leading his teams to the playoffs for ten consecutive years. Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful head coach in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history. He has also held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming a coach, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL and won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1978.
Dungy's fatherhood role model was his own dad, Wilber Dungy. From him, Tony says, he learned that being a good father takes commitment and compassion. Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including Family First, All Pro Dad, Abe Brown Ministries, and various other charities throughout his life. Dungy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Strength, Uncommon and You Can Do It!
Dungy says that being a father is his most important job that keeps him very busy. He retired from coaching in 2008 and now serves as a national spokesman for Family First and All Pro Dad, and an analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. He and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of seven children, and are enjoying their new found “off season” from professional football at their home in Tampa.