Tony Dungy led the
Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the
first such win for an African American coach. Dungy had taken eight
of his previous ten teams to the playoffs. With this victory, he
joined Mike Ditka and Tom Flores as the only individuals to win the
Super Bowl as a player and head coach.
Dungy joined the Colts in 2002 after serving as the most successful
head coach in Tampa Bay 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.
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 works with Basket of Hope, the Black Coaches
Association National Convention, Indiana Black Expo, the United Way
of Central Indiana, and the American Diabetes Association.
He and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of six children:
daughters, Tiara and Jade, and sons, Eric, Jordan, and Justin, and
the late James Dungy.