Tony Dungy

Football Player and Coach
Born Oct 6, 1955

Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. Dungy was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008. Dungy became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.… Read More

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1955 Birth Born on October 6, 1955.


After playing quarterback in college for the University of Minnesota, Dungy went undrafted in 1977 and was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League as a safety.
1980 24 Years Old Following his NFL experience as a player, Dungy was invited to become an assistant coach for his alma mater, the University of Minnesota in 1980. … Read More
1981 25 Years Old He was hired as an assistant by Steelers head coach Chuck Noll, his former head coach from his playing days with the team, in 1981. … Read More
1982 26 Years Old In 1982, he was named defensive backfield coach, and was promoted in 1984 to defensive coordinator.


1989 33 Years Old He left the Steelers in 1989 to become the defensive backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, and took over the defensive coordinator position for the Minnesota Vikings under Dennis Green in 1992. … Read More


1996 40 Years Old Dungy achieved his dream of being an NFL head coach when he was hired by Rich McKay to reform the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team then well known for its lack of success, on January 22, 1996. … Read More
…  Dungy was fired on January 14, 2002 due to the club's repeated losses in the playoffs. … Read More
2003 47 Years Old During his early tenure in Indianapolis, Dungy struggled to fix the Colts' defense and had mixed results in the postseason. In his first season at Indianapolis, the Colts were shut out 41–0 by the New York Jets in a first-round playoff game, and the team lost postseason games to the New England Patriots in both 2003 (in the AFC championship game) and 2004 (in the second round of the playoffs).
2005 49 Years Old Dungy signed a three-year contract extension in October 2005 for US$5 million per year. … Read More


On January 21, 2007, after trailing 21–3, the Colts defeated the New England Patriots to become AFC Champions and advanced to Super Bowl XLI. … Read More
2008 52 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 21, 2008, Dungy announced that he would return at least for the 2008 season. … Read More
…  Jim Caldwell, an assistant under Dungy in Indianapolis, was promoted to head coach in 2009, and coached the Colts for three seasons. … Read More
2010 54 Years Old On August 3, 2010 Dungy released a new book entitled The Mentor Leader, which debuted at No. 2 and stayed on the top 10 for 5 weeks on the hardcover advice section of the New York Times Best Seller list.
2011 55 Years Old On January 11, 2011 Dungy and wife Lauren released a new book entitled You Can Be a Friend. … Read More


2016 60 Years Old 1 More Event
Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 6, 2016.
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