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Tony Dungy
     

Tony Dungy

by Matt Doeden
 

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Although Tony Dungy was passed over in the 1977 NFL draft, Coach Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers recognized his athleticism and understanding of the game and signed him as a free agent. Later, at the age of 25, Dungy began his NFL coaching career with the Steelers. He went on to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then considered retiring from football.

Overview

Although Tony Dungy was passed over in the 1977 NFL draft, Coach Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers recognized his athleticism and understanding of the game and signed him as a free agent. Later, at the age of 25, Dungy began his NFL coaching career with the Steelers. He went on to coach the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then considered retiring from football. Instead, he accepted a coaching job with the Indianapolis Colts and in 2007 became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl. Find out how Dungy's intellect, strength of character, and leadership qualities have made him a champion on and off the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761342250
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
Sports Heroes and Legends Series
Pages:
106
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Matt Doeden is a writer and editor who lives in New Prague, Minnesota. After earning degrees in journalism and psychology from Minnesota State University-Mankato, he began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent nearly a decade writing and editing high-interest nonfiction, with more than fifty titles to his name on topics that range from extreme sports to military equipment to graphic novels. His titles include Tiger Woods, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,Lance Armstrong,Crazy Cars and Lowriders.

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