Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith

Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith

Published February 11, 2008

Black history and sports history were made on Feb. 4 when two African-American professional football head coaches, Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears, led their teams to one of the most popular one-day sports events in the world – the Super Bowl.

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Dungy became the first Black head coach to win the Super Bowl as the Colts defeated the Bears by the score of 29-17 in Miami.

Dungy, the prior head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave Smith his first job as an assistant coach. 

Half of Dungy's coaching staff are people of color.

Written by BET-Staff


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