Today in Black History: THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN HEAD COACH TO WIN THE SUPER BOWL- Tony Dungy
Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League (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.
Dungy became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears inSuper Bowl XLI. Dungy set a new NFL record for consecutive playoff appearances by a head coach in 2008 after securing his tenth straight playoff appearance with a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Dungy announced his retirement as coach of the Indianapolis Colts on January 12, 2009 following the Colts' exit from the playoffs. Since retirement, Dungy has served as an analyst on NBC's Football Night in America. Tony Dungy is also the national spokesman for the fatherhood program All Pro Dad. The Colts qualified for the playoffs in every season they were coached by Dungy.