Tony Dungy Biography, Age, Wife, Son, Net Worth, Books, NFL, NBC

Tony Dungy Biography

Tony Dungy (Anthony Kevin Dungy) is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League (NFL). He was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008.

He became the first black head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. He 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.

On January 12, 2009, Dungy announced his retirement as coach of the Indianapolis Colts following the Colts’ loss in the playoffs. The Colts qualified for the playoffs in every season they were coached by Tony. Since retirement, he has served as an analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America. Dungy is also the national spokesman for the fatherhood program All Pro Dad.

On February 6, 2016, Dungy was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Tony Dungy Education

Tony attended Parkside High School. He played quarterback in college for the University of Minnesota.

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Tony Dungy NFL 

After college, Tony Dungy went undrafted in 1977 and was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League as a safety. Dungy played as a defensive reserve and special teams player for the Steelers in 1977 and the Super Bowl champion 1978 season, leading the team in interceptions in the latter campaign.

In 1979, he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers, then finished his career a year later in the training camp of the New York Giants in 1980.

He is the most recent NFL player to intercept a pass and throw an interception in the same game. In 1977, Dungy was the emergency quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game against the Houston Oilers when both Mike Kruczek and Terry Bradshaw went down with injuries on October 9, 1977. He played safety on defense.

Dungy has one Super Bowl title as a player, as he was a member of the Steelers when they won Super Bowl XIII.


On January 12, 2009, Dungy announced his retirement as coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Jim Caldwell, who’d been a long-time Colts assistant, was chosen as the new head coach for the Indianapolis Colts after being named Dungy’s eventual successor a year earlier.

On November 1, 2010, the Colts added Dungy’s name to the Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor, located on the middle balcony on the east side of Lucas Oil Stadium.

Tony Dungy NBC

Tony joined NBC’s Emmy-nominated studio show Football Night in America as an analyst in 2009 and was nominated for a Sports Emmy after his very first season, a rare accomplishment, and later again in 2013.

Dungy made his NBC Sports debut during the network’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIII and served as a studio analyst for Super Bowl XLVI and Super Bowl XLIX, which became the most-viewed program in U.S. television history. Dungy is also a best-selling author.

Tony Dungy Age

Dungy was born on October 6, 1955 in Jackson, Michigan, United States. He is 63 years old as of 2018.

Tony Dungy Height

He stands at a height of 6 feet 0 inches (1.83 m) weighing 188 lb (85 kg).

Tony Dungy Family

Dungy is the son of Wilbur Dungy (1926–2004), a science professor at Jackson College, and Cleomae Dungy (1920–2002), who taught Shakespeare at Jackson High School in Michigan. His father served as a pilot during World War II with the famed Tuskegee Airmen.

Tony Dungy Wife

He is married to Lauren Harris Dungy of Pittsburgh and the couple have seven children together; two daughters and five sons.

Tony Dungy Children | Tony Dungy Son

Dungy has five sons; Eric Dungy, James Dungy, Justin Dungy, Jason Dungy, Jordan Dungy. His oldest son committed suicide at age 18, outside of Tampa in 2005. The family still keep their home in the Tampa Bay area.

His son Eric played football at the University of Oregon for three seasons before transferring to the University of South Florida for his final season in 2014.

Tony Dungy Adoption

Dungy and his wife, Lauren, have seven adopted kids living with them in their Florida home.

Tony Dungy Religion

Tony is an evangelical Christian and at one point in his coaching career considered leaving football for the prison ministry. Throughout his career, he has remained involved with community service organizations.

Tony Dungy Net Worth

Dungy has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2019, including all of his properties and earnings. 

Tony Dungy Books

2007: Quiet Strength
2009: Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance
2009: Dare to Be Uncommon Men’s Bible Study: Discovering How to Impact Your World Tony Dungy
2009: An Uncommon Event Tony Dungy
2009: Dare to Be Uncommon: Leader Pack
2010: The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams That Win Consistently Tony Dungy
2011: The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge
2011: Playbook for an Uncommon Life 6-pack Tony Dungy
2011: A Team Stays Together! With Audio Recording Tony Dungy
2012: Justin and the Bully: With Audio Recording Tony Dungy
2012: Uncommon Manhood: Secrets to What It Means to Be a Man
2013: The Missing Cupcake Mystery
2014: Uncommon Marriage
2014: Uncommon Marriage Bible Study
2014: The Uncommon Marriage Adventure: A Daily Journey to Draw You Closer to God and Each Other Tony Dungy
2014: Strengthening Your Family Tony Dungy
2017: The Uncommon Marriage Collection: Uncommon Marriage / The Uncommon Marriage Adventure Tony Dungy
2018: Maria Finds Courage: A Team Dungy Story about Soccer
2018: Austin Plays Fair: A Team Dungy Story about Football Tony Dungy
2019: The Soul of a Team: A Modern-Day Fable for Winning Teamwork
2019: We Chose You: A Book About Adoption, Family, and Forever Love

Tony Dungy Awards and honors

  • Two-time Super Bowl Champion (XIII with the Steelers as a player, XLI with the Colts as head coach)
  • Two-time ESPY Award winner (Best Coach/Manager, Outstanding Team – both in 2007 as head coach of the Colts)
  • 2007 Amos Alonzo Stagg Coaching Award by the United States Sports Academy.
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee (class of 2016) – the first black head coach of the modern era, and the second of all time to Fritz Pollard, to receive this honor. (Former
  • Oakland Raiders player and head coach Art Shell was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989, but for his accomplishments as a player.)
  • Buccaneers Ring of Honor – Inducted September 24, 2018

Tony Dungy Quotes

  1. The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
  2. People look at me and see a calm, cool guy on the sidelines and I want them to know that my Christian faith affects my coaching and everything I do.
  3. I’ve said all along that God is in control.
  4. I could never have pictured myself writing a book when I was 25 years old. My mom was an English teacher but I wasn’t that way growing up.
  5. It’s just really making sure I am doing the best job I can do as a dad. I do think that is my No. 1 job.

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