Tony Dungy on Helping Players Grow Off the Field
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Tony Dungy is a Pro Football Hall of Famer for his greatness as a coach in the NFL. In over 20 years as a Head Coach, Dungy won one Super Bowl championship as the Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts and became the first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl. He won one championship as a player for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dungy was also the 1997 and 2005 coach of the year and was named to the NFL's 2000s all decade team. He went into coaching early on as his playing career would only last three years. He climbed up the coaching ranks by starting as a defensive backs coach for the University of Minnesota before the Steelers hired him for the same position a year later. After the Steelers promoted him to defensive coordinator he would bounce around a bit to the Chiefs and Vikings until he landed his first head coach job with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After being replaced by Coach Jon Gruden in 2002, Dungy's former team would go on to win the Super Bowl. However, Dungy would go on to win his first Super Bowl with his new team, the Colts, in 2007. After Dungy's coaching career he got into broadcasting and became a studio color analyst on NBC's Football Night in America. He is also the national spokesman for the fatherhood program, All Pro Dad.
In this clip, Dungy talks about how you have to help your players grow off the field as well as on the field. He goes into how he has seen very successful players on the NFL field fail past their playing careers. It's a coach's job to help a player prepare for life off the field.