Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy is a former professional football player and retired NFL coach. After playing college ball for the University of Minnesota, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL. He began his coaching career in 1980 and went on to serve as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and later the Indianapolis Colts over 13 seasons.

Tony’s teams became perennial postseason contenders under his leadership, missing the playoffs only twice. In 2006 he led the Colts to a victory in Super Bowl XLI, making him the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl. He is a Ring of Honor member for both the Colts and Buccaneers and was inducted into the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

Tony Dungy is recognized as one of the most influential voices in today’s football world. After his retirement from coaching, he joined NBC’s “Football Night in America” as an analyst in 2009, and was nominated for a Sports Emmy. In 2013, the historic Super Bowl-winning head coach received another nomination for the same award. His memoir “Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life” is on the New York Times Best Seller list and was the first NFL-related book ever ranked No. 1.

Tony and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of 10 children. In 2011, he and Lauren authored a children’s book, You Can Be a Friend, which teaches children the importance of being a good friend as well as several other children’s books. He is a leader and mentor who devotes his time to charitable organizations Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Boys & GirlsClubs and more. He is also a national spokesman for the fatherhood program All Pro Dad.