Head Coach, Indianapolis Colts
Tony Dungy enters his sixth season as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Dungy took the helm of the club on January 22, 2002, after serving six seasons with Tampa Bay. Dungy has directed the Colts to a 60-20 regular-season record, five playoff appearances, four AFC South titles, two AFC Championship game appearances and to a 29-17 victory over Chicago in Super Bowl XLI. The club earned its fourth World Championship this past February, the first title game appearance by the franchise in 36 years.
While with the Buccaneers, Dungy was active in the community, working as a public speaker for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Athletes in Action. He launched Mentors for Life, a program that provided tickets to Buccaneers home games to area youth and their mentors. He also was a supporter of childrens charitable programs such as Family First, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, the Prison Crusade Ministry and foster parenting organizations. His wife, Lauren, volunteered at The Spring, a shelter for abused women and children, and the First Baptist Church of College Hill lunch program.
Their voluminous community works continue in Indianapolis. Dungy helped implement a local Baskets of Hope program that benefits Riley Hospital for Children. He teamed with others in assisting All-Pro Dad, a family-based organization, and he was a spokesman for Arbys Combo to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Boys and Girls Club. Dungys reach throughout the area include works and appearances with the Black Coaches Association National Convention and Indiana Black Expo. He participates frequently in speaking appearances at area faith-based events and family football clinics.
Lauren serves on the Executive Board of the Colts Womens Organization. The organizations wide-ranging activities include the Race for Cure that addresses the fight against breast cancer. The group reads at Indianapolis Public Schools, visits local and regional child care facilities, plans fashion shows and participates in other charitable fund-raising initiatives. She also is involved in speaking at areas churches and womens events, as well as visiting children at Riley Hospital with Baskets of Hope. Both Tony and Lauren raise funds for the Indianapolis Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund and the Wilbur Dungy Endowed Chair in Jackson, Michigan.
Coach Dungy starred as a quarterback at University of Minnesota from 1973-76. He finished career as schools all-time leader in attempts, completions, passing yards and touchdown passes. Two-time team most valuable player, played in Hula Bowl, East-West Shrine Game and Japan Bowl.
Born Anthony Kevin Dungy on October 6, 1955, in Jackson, Mich., Dungy graduated from Parkside High School in Jackson. Tony and his wife, Lauren, are the parents of six children, daughters Tiara and Jade, and sons, Eric, Jordan and Justin, and the late James Dungy.