NFL Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy is scheduled to speak in chapel on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m.
Pro Football Hall of Fame said Dungy began his NFL coaching career for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1981, and in 1984 became their defensive coordinator. He was the defensive backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1989 to 1991 and maintained the position as defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings from 1992 to 1995.
Dungy was head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001 before taking over as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts in 2002. The Colts advanced to the playoffs every year for the seven years Dungy served, claimed five divisional titles and won Super Bowl XLI, making Dungy the first African American coach to lead an NFL team to victory in the Super Bowl.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Dungy is not only an amazing father and coach, but a strong religious figure as well. They said Dungy “prodded (the Colts), preached to them, coached them at his worst of personal times.”
Since coming to Christ, Dungy has led his life by the motto “faith, family, football, in that order.” According to Biography, Dungy has also worked as an analyst for NBC’s “Football Night in America” and volunteers with ministries like Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Prison Crusade Ministry. He has been involved in the Basket of Hope ministry through Riley Children’s Hospital since 1999 and continues to serve sick children by supporting the organization.
Dungy has also authored several books. In one of his books, "Quiet Strength,” Dungy made a point to say, “My purpose in life is simply to glorify God.”