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Aug 23rd

Tony Dungys Strength hits bookstores

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He made history in Tampa, Indianapolis and the entire nation for his professional success and his personal integrity.

He made history in Tampa, Indianapolis and the entire nation for his professional success and his personal integrity.

Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy was the first Black coach to lead a team to win the Super Bowl in 2007. Now he is touring, but not with any team. Dungy's memoir, "Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life," is now available at all major book retailers. Nathan Whitaker, an administrator with Dungy's previous team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, co-authored the book. Actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta wrote the forward.

While "Quiet Strength" references remarkable Dungy's coaching career, the book is not simply about the ins and outs of football. A review of the book on gives a preview of the personal side Dungy reveals. He discusses racial issues he faced as a Black athlete and coach, his role in mentoring programs, his support for fathers' involvement in their children's lives, and his own fatherhood of his biological and adopted children. He also confronts the difficult subject of losing his son James to suicide. Through it all, Dungy's Christian faith has been the center of his life, both publicly and privately. The book's title, "Quiet Strength," reflects Dungy's even-tempered reputation in the adrenaline-charged world of professional football.

Dungy will be touring and giving book signings during July, with the cities and dates listed on his homepage of He is also scheduled for several national television and radio appearances, including the ESPY Awards and the Tom Joyner Radio Show. He will also be the subject of features in Jet and Black Enterprise Magazine. Even before you read the book, you can catch Tony Dungy on the air and be inspired by his quiet strength that speaks volumes.


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