Biography[ edit ] Early life and education[ edit ] Anthony Frederick Levin was born on June 6,in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in the suburb of Brookline. He began playing double bass at 10 years old, primarily studying classical music.
NFL career[ edit ] After playing quarterback in college for the University of MinnesotaDungy went undrafted in and was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League as a safety. He played as a defensive reserve and special teams player A good read by tony harrison the Steelers in and the Super Bowl champion season, leading the team in interceptions in the latter campaign.
InDungy was traded to the San Francisco 49ersthen finished his career a year later in the training camp of the New York Giants in Dungy is the most recent NFL player to intercept a pass and throw an interception in the same game.
Dungy was the emergency quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game against the Houston Oilers when both Terry Bradshaw and Mike Kruczek went down with injuries on October 9, Coaching career[ edit ] Assistant coaching positions[ edit ] Following his NFL experience as a player, Dungy was invited to become an assistant coach for his alma mater, the University of Minnesota in After one season in charge of defensive backshe was asked to return to the NFL, this time as a coach.
He was hired as an assistant by Steelers head coach Chuck Nollhis former head coach from his playing days with the team, in His work under Noll put Dungy in the Sid Gillman coaching tree.
Inhe was named defensive backfield coach, and was promoted in to defensive coordinator. He left the Steelers in to become the defensive backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefsand took over the defensive coordinator position for the Minnesota Vikings under Dennis Green in Dungy installed his version of the Cover 2 defense with defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin with a few new wrinkles.
The result was the now-famous Tampa 2though Dungy openly admitted it was based on concepts he had picked up from his days in Pittsburgh. After a home win versus the Raidersthe Buccaneers fell to a quick 14—0 hole to the Chargers in San Diego. Instead of folding, the team fought to a hard win, their first win on the West Coast in 15 years.
Many Bucs fans believe that this was where the long-beleaguered franchise finally turned the corner. It turned out to be the only losing season Dungy would suffer as a head coach. In the last game played at Tampa Stadium, the Bucs defeated the Detroit Lions for only their second playoff win in franchise history.
They lost the next game to the defending champion Green Bay Packers. They went on to reach the playoffs again in andonly to be defeated in the wild card round each time by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Bucs were hobbled by constant changes to the offensive coordinator position; QB Shaun King had to work with three different coordinators in three years.
Dungy thus became the first coach in Bucs history to leave the team with a winning record. Though Dungy was fired the prior season and replaced with Jon GrudenDungy has been credited for constructing the team.
After joining the Colts, Dungy left the high-powered offense previously installed there by Jim Morain both playing style and in personnel, virtually unchanged. Dungy was reunited with Tom Moorewho was retained as offensive coordinator. Moore and Dungy had previously worked together at Minnesota and Pittsburgh.
In his first season at Indianapolis, the Colts were shut out 41—0 by the New York Jets in a first-round playoff game, and the team lost postseason games to the New England Patriots in both in the AFC championship game and in the second round of the playoffs.
With nothing to play for except the chance to go unbeaten, the Colts lost their 14th game to the San Diego Chargers. The Colts played their starters sparingly in the last two games. This loss made the Colts the first team to ever start a season 13—0 and not reach the Super Bowl.
This was the largest comeback in conference title game history. On December 23,with a win over the Houston TexansDungy won his 72nd game as Colts head coach, passing Don Shula to become the coach with most wins in franchise history.
On January 21,Dungy announced that he would return at least for the season. Dungy also became the sixth man to play in a Super Bowl and be the head coach of a Super Bowl team.
Ron Rivera also accomplished this feat with the Carolina Panthers in Biography Early life and education.
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