Tony Dungy leaves NFL

January 13th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Tony Dungy is stepping down as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts Monday, 12

After spending 12 years long as Indianapolis’ head coach, Tony Dungy rumored to depart NFL on Monday 12, 2009. According to FOX Sport, Dungy might have more important in his mind such as trying to influence others with positive messages beyond the three Christian-themed books he already has written. In a meeting with Colts medias last week Dungy mentioned that he want to be involved in such undertakings as prison ministry and family-oriented works like mentoring teenagers.

This departure of the great coach might has something to do with immeasurable grief after the 2005 suicide of his 18-year-old son James Dungy and he might probably figured that now was as good a time as ever to walk away and try to inspire people away from the football field.

Tony Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. He was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2009. He became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007. On December 18, 2008 after securing his tenth straight playoff appearance with a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dungy set a new NFL record for consecutive playoff appearances by a Head Coach.

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