Tony Dungy

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
28 265-174-1 60.34% 11-18 37.93%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Dennis Green, Chuck Noll, Marty Schottenheimer

Children:

Jim Caldwell, Herman Edwards, Leslie Frazier, Rod Marinelli, Lovie Smith, Mike Tomlin, Frank Reich


Biography

Career Summary

Tony Dungy was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1981 to 2008, finishing his career as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Over his twenty-eight years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 265-174-1. During his career he was a head coach for thirteen seasons, first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He led the Buccaneers for six seasons, compiling a record of 54-42-0. He was fired from the Buccaneers on Monday, January 14, 2002. His next head coaching stint was with the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008, as he led the team to a 85-27-0 record. In 2006, the Colts won the Super Bowl against the Chicago Bears 29-17. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 139-69-0 across thirteen seasons including going 9-10-0 in the playoffs.

Dungy was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016 after his coaching career.

Career Awards

As the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Warrick Dunn, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1997; Warren Sapp, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1999. As the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts he coached two players to award-winning seasons: Peyton Manning, Most Valuable Player in 2003; Peyton Manning, AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2004; Peyton Manning, Most Valuable Player in 2004; Bob Sanders, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 2007; Peyton Manning, Most Valuable Player in 2008.

Tony Dungy Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Dungy served as an assistant coach for Chuck Noll, Marty Schottenheimer, and Dennis Green. Eight of these years were spent on Noll's coaching staff. During his time as head coach, seven assistant coaches, (Rod Marinelli, Herman Edwards, Lovie Smith, Jim Caldwell, Mike Tomlin, Leslie Frazier, and Frank Reich) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 424-391-3 in the regular season and 16-23 in the playoffs during their fifty-four seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs. The coaching tree has won a single championship, in 2008 by the Pittsburgh Steelers, led by Mike Tomlin.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2008 Indianapolis Colts Head Coach 12-4-0 0-1
2007 Indianapolis Colts Head Coach 13-3-0 0-1
2006 Indianapolis Colts Head Coach 12-4-0 4-0
2005 Indianapolis Colts Head Coach 14-2-0 0-1
2004 Indianapolis Colts Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
2003 Indianapolis Colts Head Coach 12-4-0 2-1
2002 Indianapolis Colts Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1998 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1995 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 8-8-0 0-0
1994 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 10-6-0 0-1
1993 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 0-1
1992 Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator 11-5-0 0-1
1991 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1990 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1989 Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs Coach 8-7-1 0-0
1988 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 5-11-0 0-0
1987 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 8-7-0 0-0
1986 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 6-10-0 0-0
1985 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 7-9-0 0-0
1984 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator 9-7-0 1-1
1983 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Backs Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1982 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Backs Coach 6-3-0 0-1
1981 Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Assistant Coach 8-8-0 0-0

Coach history guide

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Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 13
  • Years as a coordinator: 9
  • Championships won: 2006
  • Conference Championships won: 2006
  • First in total wins for the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Second in total wins for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • First in winning percentage for the Indianapolis Colts.
  • Second in winning percentage for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Most playoff wins in Indianapolis Colts history (7)
  • Past teams coached for: Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • College Attended: Minnesota Golden Gophers
  • Tony Dungy was the first African American defensive coordinator (1984) in NFL history.