May 2018 Rite Of Passage

 

Guest Speaker – Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy led the Indianapolis Colts to Super Bowl victory on February 4, 2007, the first such win for an African American head coach. He 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 previously held assistant coaching positions with the University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Minnesota Vikings. Before becoming an assistant coach, Dungy played three seasons in the NFL and won the Super Bowl as a member of the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers. 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 served on President George W. Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Tony and his wife, Lauren, head up the Dungy Family Foundation, a non-profit organization they founded with the goal of strengthening communities by helping those in need. Dungy is the New York Times bestselling author of Quiet Strength and Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance. His latest book is Mentor Leader, another New York Times bestseller. He retired from coaching in 2009 and now serves as an analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. Tony and his wife, Lauren Dungy, are the parents of ten children.