Tony Dungy earned his first head coaching position in 1996 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Dungy took over a Buccaneers team in 1996 that had suffered 12 double-digit loss seasons in the previous 13 years before his arrival. The fortunes of the franchise quickly changed under his leadership.
By his second season, the team finished 10-6 and earned a playoff berth. Two seasons later, in 1999, the Bucs posted an 11-5 record and clinched the franchise’s first divisional title since 1981.
After six seasons with Tampa Bay, Tony was hired by the Indianapolis Colts in 2002.
Tony led the Colts to a victory over the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI. He became the first African American head coach ever to win a Super Bowl.
Dungy’s overall record as a NFL head coach was 148-79-0 and that includes a .668 winning percentage in the regular season (139-69-0).
During Dungy’s seven-year reign as Indy’s head coach, the Colts posted 12 or more wins in all of those seasons except his first when they finished 10-6.