Monday, January 12, 2009

Dungy Leaves Legacy

The Colts and their fans have been the most fortunate franchise of the past seven years as the great Tony Dungy announces his retirement today.

In this day and age, how many people in the public eye garner 100% positive comments from peers, the public and the press? At least one: Mr. Dungy.

I am in awe watching sound bites from him and about him. What an accomplishment in one's own time to be so respected and admired for one's character, play and interaction with all people. Humble in victory. Stoic, leaning on his faith in Christ in the wake of his own son. Oh--and there is his NFL record:

Only African American coach to win a Super Bowl.
Most consecutive playoffs (10) by an NFL head coach.
Only coach to win 12 games six seasons in a row.
Highest winning percent w/one team .759
Youngest asst coach, 25

Want a good read? Check out his book, Quiet Strength.

Thank-you Coach Dungy!