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Tony Dungy        

Former NFL Player & Head Coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tony Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the NFL. Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008. He led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American 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.

Dungy announced his retirement as coach of the Indianapolis Colts on January 12, 2009 following the Colts' loss in the playoffs. The Colts qualified for the playoffs in every season they were coached by Dungy. Since retirement, Dungy has served as an analyst on NBC's Football Night in America. He is also the national spokesman for the fatherhood program All Pro Dad. Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 6, 2016.

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.


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Leading Successful Teams

Adversity: It’s a fact of both your personal and professional lives. But the real measure of any individual or organization is how adversity is overcome. Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts former head coach Tony Dungy shows you how to respond to adversity in a way that results in an organization’s ability to successfully realize goals and succeed.

Motivating for Success

Reaching goals both on the field and off requires commitment, discipline and the ability to envision outcomes that result in success. Tony Dungy, the man who coached the world champion Indianapolis Colts to their first Super Bowl victory, gives audiences a system by which they can motivate themselves and their teams to accomplish goals they never before thought possible.

Motivating the Spirit

Tony Dungy’s life is informed by an unswerving dedication to his faith. Dungy shares with audiences his understanding of how community service, sacrifice and commitment — both on the field and off — result in successes that don’t always end up in box scores.

Diversity On the Field and Off

When the Indianapolis Colts won the 2007 Super Bowl, former head coach Tony Dungy became the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl. Dungy describes how to manage teams comprised of individuals from differing backgrounds and how to successfully draw on the strengths of those dissimilar backgrounds to form closely bonded teams and organizations.

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