Tony Dungy led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. He 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 previously held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming an assistant coach, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL and won the Super Bowl as a member of the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dungy has been involved in a wide variety of charitable organizations, including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Athletes in Action, Mentors for Life, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Prison Crusade Ministry, and All Pro Dad. He also served on President George W. Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.
Dungy is the New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices and Priorities of a Winning Life, Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance and Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently. He recently released his fourth book, Uncommon Marriage: Learning about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Together, which he co-wrote with his wife, Lauren Dungy. Dungy retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as an analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America.
Tony and Lauren Dungy are the parents of eight children.