Former NFL coach Tony Dungy recently spoke in Florida at the “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” earlier this month. Dungy discussed how important the role of a father is, and that by being more present in their son’s or daughter’s life, they could drastically reduce the likelihood of discipline problems. In addition to that, he said that when children have a fluid relationship with their father it also encourages them to be more engaged and proactive in their education. It was a fun evening and many dads from the area got to have a closer peek into their kids’ lives, and it was an added bonus that the former Steeler shared some stories from his career in sports.
The Jacksonville, Michigan native has a very long history with the sport of football as he was both a player and a coach for a number of years. He first started playing as a quarterback for the University of Minnesota and was signed on with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent in 1976. The two-time Super Bowl champion as played for the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants for a season a piece, before switching directions towards coaching instead. The two-time AFC champion then worked for his first team, the Steelers, from 1981 to 1988. Following that he went on to be with the Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and most recently the Indianapolis Colts until his retirement in 2009. Dungy was the first NFL head coach to defeat all the other 32 teams in the league, and now days he works as a studio color analyst for NBC Sports’ shows Sunday Night Football and Football Night in America.
Dungy recently traveled to Florida to be the speaker for this year’s n professional football player and coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers Tony Dungy recently spoke in Florida at the “Dads Take Your Child to School Day”, and there is no question that he made a very positive impact on everyone in the audience that evening.
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