- NAME: Tony Dungy
- OCCUPATION: Football Player
- BIRTH DATE: October 06, 1955 (Age: 58)
- Did You Know?: Tony Dungy is the only NFL player since the AFL-NFL merger to intercept a pass and throw an interception in the same game.
- Did You Know?: In 2007, Tony Dungy became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl when the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears.
- Did You Know?: In 2011, Tony Dungy and his wife authored a children's book, You Can Be a Friend, which teaches children the importance of being a good friend.
- EDUCATION: Jackson High School, University of Minnesota
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Jackson, Mississippi
- Full Name: Anthony Kevin Dungy
- AKA: Anthony Dungy
- AKA: Tony Dungy
- ZODIAC SIGN: Libra
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Tony Dungy became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl when the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007.
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Yet, despite making the Bucs a regular playoff contender, Dungy was fired after the 2001 season. Again, he wasn't out of work long. In January 2002, the Indianapolis Colts hired Dungy to be its next head coach.
During his remarkable seven-year run with the Colts and its star quarterback, Peyton Manning,
Dungy turned the franchise into a perennial Super Bowl contender. The Vince Lombardi trophy finally came Dungy's way on February 4, 2007, when the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI, 29-17, in Miami.
The victory made Dungy the first African American to coach a Super Bowl–winning club. It also made him just the third person in NFL history to win a title as a player and as a head coach.
Following the 2008 season, and after 31 seasons patrolling an NFL sideline, Dungy retired from coaching.
Dungy and his longtime wife, Laura, are the parents of seven children. In December 2005, tragedy struck the Dungy family when one of their oldest sons, James, was found dead at his Tampa area apartment. The death was later ruled a suicide.
Since stepping down as head coach of the Colts, Dungy has worked as an analyst for NBC's "Football Night in America." In addition, Dungy, a committed Christian, has remained active in a number of charitable causes, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Prison Crusade Ministry.
In 2011, Dungy and his wife authored a children's book, You Can Be a Friend, which teaches children the importance of being a good friend.
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