Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tony Dungy through the years: From Michigan to Canton, Ohio

1955: Born in Jackson, Mich., on Oct. 6.

1973-1976: Plays quarterback at University of Minnesota.

1977-1978: Plays defensive back for Pittsburgh Steelers, part of Super Bowl XIII championship team after 1978 season.

1979: Finishes NFL playing career with San Francisco 49ers.

1981-1988: Assistant coach and later defensive coordinator with Steelers.

1989-1995: Assistant coach with the Chiefs and Vikings.

1996: Named head coach of the Bucs, inheriting a team that had played 13 consecutive losing seasons.

1997: Bucs make the playoffs as a wild card.

1999: Bucs win their division and go on to make the NFC Championship Game in January 2000.

2001: Bucs make the playoffs for the fourth time in five years, but in January 2002 Dungy is fired and Jon Gruden later is named head coach after a trade with the Raiders.

2002: Named head coach for the Colts, who would win at least 10 games and make the playoffs in each of his seven seasons.

2006: The Colts win their division and go on to win the Super Bowl in February 2007, with Dungy as coach and Peyton Manning at quarterback, beating the Chicago Bears. Dungy becomes the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl.

2008: Dungy retires after the season. "Don't shed any tears for me," he says. "I got to live a dream most people don't get to live." He joins NBC's studio staff as an analyst.

2016: Dungy is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.







Tony Dungy through the years: From Michigan to Canton, Ohio 07/30/16 [Last modified: Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:59am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Bucs to add linebacker from Germany for 2017 practice squad

    Blogs

    The Bucs will be part of a new NFL program this fall that will grant an 11th practice squad slot to an overseas player, with German-born Eric Nzeocha, a linebacker who played at the University of Wyoming, slated to join Tampa Bay's roster for the 2017 season.

    Wyoming linebacker Eric Nzeocha, 24, will be an 11th member of the Bucs' practice squad in 2017 as part of a program to bring more international players to the NFL. He was born in Germany but played in college at Wyoming.
  2. Major-league bullpens get stretched as starters take a seat

    The Heater

    Mike Marshall led the majors in appearances in 1973, with 92 for the Montreal Expos. The next spring, having joined the Los Angeles Dodgers, Marshall met his new manager, Walter Alston.

  3. Bucs get first new video director in 29 years

    Blogs

    When the Bucs took to the practice field this week to start OTA practices, they did so with a new video director for the first time in 29 years.

    Bucs video director Dave Levy, shown during the 2003 season, worked under nine different head coaches in 29 seasons working for Tampa Bay.
  4. UPDTAED: Rays activate Tommy Hunter, place Jumbo Diaz on DL

    Blogs

    UPDATED, 9:40: The Rays did activate Hunter this morning, and placed Diaz on the DL with "right arm fatigue, retroactive to Tuesday.