Tony Dungy is a former professional football player who played for a number of well-known teams like the New York Giants. And he spent most of his career as a coach working with Pittsburgh Steelers from (1981-83) and Minnesota Vikings (1992-95). Besides, Dungy is also a New York Best Selling author.
Early Life, Bio, And Family Of Tony Dungy
Tony Dungy was born on October 6, 1955, as Anthony Kevin "Tony" Dungy and his current age is 60 years. Tony was born in Jackson, Michigan, United States. Tony was born as the son of mother Cleomae Dungy and father Wilbur Dungy. Tony was raised in Jackson along with his family. He belongs to American nationality and his ethnicity is white. Tony has two sisters and a brother named, Sherrilyn Sims, Lauren Dungy-Poythress and Linden Dungy.
Tony Dungy attended the University of Minnesota and he also played for the University in a quarterback. Later he joined Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent in the National Football League as a safety. Later he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers and in 1980 he finished his training camp of the New York Giants.
Tony Dungy's Professional Career
In 1980, Tony Dungy started working at the University of Minnesota as an a s sistant coach for his alma mater. After his work for a year, he was later made a s sistant by Steelers head coach Chuck Noll. In 1982, he was appointed as the defensive backfield coach and later in 1984 he was promoted to defensive coordinator. Tony also worked for Kansas City Chiefs and later in 1992 he started working in defensive coordinator position for the Minnesota Vikings.
In 1996, Dungy was hired as an NFL head coach for a team then well known for its lack of success at that time Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tony worked for several seasons in the team and achieved much for his team. And he retired on January 12, 2009, after Jim Caldwell was elected as the new head coach of the team Indianapolis Colts.
Tony after his retire Tony also worked as a studio color analyst on the network's weekly Sunday Night Football. Tony has also published several books and his some of the successful books are Uncommon, Uncommon Marriage, Mentor Leader, An Uncommon Event and many more.
Tony Dungy's Net Worth, Salary, And Major Source Of Income
Tony Dungy has an estimated net worth of around $40 million, as per celebrity net worth, in 2019. In Feb 1977, Dungy was paid $29 K as a rookie cornerback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. And in Jan 2018, he received $5 million as the coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
Dungy has also authored a number of popular books. On 10 July 2007, he released his memoir under the title Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life. It was peaked at No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction section of the New York Times Best Seller list on August 5. The memoir is priced $9.99 for Kindle on Amazon.
Tony Dungy's Wife, Children, And Affair
Tony Dungy is a successful player and a coach, according to his religious point of view he is an evangelical Christian. Tony’s sexual orientation is straight and his current relational status is married.
Tony Dungy is a married man who tied the knots with his spouse Lauren Harris on 19 June 1982, in an intimate wedding ceremony. It was reported that the two started dating at the beginning of 1982.
The power couple has seven children current spouse namely with his Eric Dungy, James Dungy, Jason Dungy, Jordan Dungy, Justin Dungy, Jade Dungy, and Tiara Dungy. Tony was also all over the news and in several newspaper articles after his son's death in a Tampa-area apartment, and he showed his quiet strength during those days.
Tony is also famous for his several quotes which were included in his books and in several articles. Tony currently lives in Jackson, United States along with his wife and children.
Tony Dungy's Age, Height, And Other Facts
- Tony Dungy's age: He is aged 63 years.
- Height: He stands at 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m).
- Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
by Bchrome, 2016-05-08 02:12:51