Item description for Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy & Nathan Whitaker...
Overview A biography of the coach of the Indianapolis Colts and the first African American football coach to lead his team to a Superbowl victory concentrates on his religious life as well as his career in football.
Publishers Description 2008 Retailer's Choice Award winner Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach--especially a football coach--to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family--and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed. Includes a foreword by Denzel Washington and a 16-page color photo insert.
Awards and Recognitions Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy & Nathan Whitaker has received the following awards and recognitions -
Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award - 2009-2010 Nominee - Grades 9-12 category
Christian Retailing's Best - 2008 Winner - Autobiography category
Citations And Professional Reviews Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy & Nathan Whitaker has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 07/02/2007 page 53
Christianity Today - 09/01/2007 page 34
Christian Retailing - 10/08/2007 page 17
Ebony - 12/01/2007 page 37
Christian Retailing - 01/07/2008 page 52
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.29" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.11" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 10, 2007
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1414318014 ISBN13 9781414318011 UPC 9781414318011
Availability 0 units.
More About Tony Dungy & Nathan Whitaker
Tony Dungy is a former professional football player and retired coach for the Indianapolis Colts. During his seven years leading the Colts, he became the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl. He was also one of the most respected and popular NFL coaches in the league. Colleagues and friends consider him to be a family man of great faith and Christian character.
Dungy was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. He and his wife Lauren have five children - daughters Tiara and Jade, sons James, Eric, and Jordan.
While in college at the University of Minnesota, Dungy played quarterback. He then went on to play safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1977 - 1978 and also in 1979 for the San Francisco 49'ers.
Dungy kicked off his coaching career in 1980, as the defensive backs coach at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota. In 1981, at age twenty-five, Dungy became assistant coach for the Steelers, and then three years later was promoted to defensive coordinator.
Dungy then moved to the Kansas City Chiefs as defensive backs coach from 1989-1991 and defensive coordinator from 1992 - 1995 with the Minnesota Vikings.
In 1996 he was named head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He remained head coach of the Buccaneers until 2001 when he was fired by the team for repeated losses. In January 2002, Dungy was made head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. During his seven years leading the Colts, he became the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl (2007). In January 2009, he announced his retirement from the Colts, ending a 31-year NFL career.
Dungy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota.
In 1997 the Maxwell Football Club named Dungy Professional Coach of the Year.
In 2007 Tony Dungy became the first African American to coach a winning Super Bowl (XLI) team.
Dungy published his first book, Quiet Strength, in 2007.
Tony Dungy has published or released items in the following series...