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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, and 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, now updated with a new chapter, 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. The softcover edition of this #1 "New York Times" best-seller includes a new chapter In it, Coach reflects on the 2007 football season and last year's successful hardcover release of "Quiet Strength." Also features a foreword by Denzel Washington and a 16-page color-photo insert. Over 1 million in print
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.35" Width: 5.77" Height: 0.91" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN 1414318022 ISBN13 9781414318028
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More About Tony Dungy
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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Quiet Strength?
Quiet Strength audio CD Mar 10, 2008
I had already read the book, but being able to listen to Tony Dungy bring the book to life added so much to the words of this inspirational book.
Faith. Family. Football. Mar 10, 2008
QUIET STRENGTH is an inspirational autobiography of an inspirational coach, leader and Christian. Tony Dungy offers a glimpse into his mind, heart and spirit as he lives the life of the believer in the rough-and-tumble world of the NFL.
Dungy traces his history from growing up with parents he adored and who set a loving example to his own manhood, athletic career and marriage to Lauren. He re-traces the steps God led him through, the victories and defeats, the joys and the sorrows.
He writes simply and powerfully about his faith, football and family. His efforts to "walk the walk" of the modern Christian are uplifting. His up and down career in pro football is triumphant. His love for and focus on his family is a lesson for every husband and Dad. Dungy breaks our hearts retelling the story of his son Jaime's suicide.
There are lessons here galore as Dungy writes honestly about his failures as well as his success, his defeats and his victories. We find examples of grace, love, forgiveness, faithfulness, and courage which fan our faith into an open flame.
Tony Dungy is the real deal. He is living the victorious Christian life as loving husband and father off the field and servant leader on the field. God bless him and his family.
An enlightening, inspiring and moving memoir Mar 6, 2008
This book is a tremendously inspiring and educational story of a remarkable man and a remarkable life. There is much to learn about football, coaching, leadership, principles, family, and, most of all, faith. As a father, a son, a football fan, and a hopeful leader, there was much for me to learn with how Dungy has lead his life thus far. Having endured professional disappointment and great family tragedy, all under the ever-watching eye of the media, he has showed incredible strength and character. He is a model for all men, athletes and leaders. A great book and an easy read. Highly recommended for all.
Great Book Feb 28, 2008
I read the entire book the day I started. I could not put it down.
great Feb 26, 2008
I thought this book was very helpful in how one obtains and uses our inner strength with God.