Like this needs an introduction. Because I mean really, it’s Tony Dungy. You know, just one of the greatest NFL coaches OF ALL TIME.
Some might say I’m a fan of Tony Dungy (evidence can be found here and here), but can you blame me or anyone else for that matter?? He’s not only great at what he does, he lives out an incredible story that is inspiring and encouraging.
If you aren’t a sports fan and thus have no idea who Tony Dungy is, here’s a few stats:
- He’s won two Super Bowls (as a player and a coach)
- He’s awesome
- He was the first African American Head Coach to win a Superbowl
- He’s awesome
- He’s also the first NFL head coach to defeat all 32 NFL teams
- And he’s awesome
He’s also an incredible family man, helping to launch All Pro Dad. If you haven’t heard, All Pro Dad “strives to help fathers become passionate about their role in their family’s life.” Providing encouragement and resources their heart is to “provide them every resource needed to rightly train up their children and give them a hopeful future.” I love this because I can tell you from the blessing of personal experience, having an amazing dad is a life altering thing!
Not only that, through The Dungy Family Foundation, there’s a reading program. A reading program!! I’ll give you one guess how excited and happy this makes me! I partner with a program with the same heart (more to come on this soon, but it’s called Reach out and Read) and the smiles kids have when you read to them is incredible. Plus, doing something as simple as reading to young children really makes a difference.
So enough from me and onto 4 Questions with Tony Dungy!
1) What is something about your life right now that you would never imagined 5 years ago?
I would have never thought I would be working in television. I thought I would be retired and relaxing but the Lord had other plans. I am enjoying the platform I now have with NBC and love the fact that I’m still involved with football.
2) What is the one thing that you would go back and do differently if you could?
I would go back to my college days and be more engaged spiritually. I went to church and was involved in Christian activities when I was growing up but I got away from it in college. I just got busy with football and academics. I didn’t really grow spiritually during those four years and that’s probably the one thing about my life I would change.
3) What is the one of the happiest moments of your life?
I’ve had so many happy moments. Getting to play in the NFL, winning a couple of Super Bowls, getting married and celebrating the birth of our children. It’s hard to pick out one happy moment since God has blessed me with so many, but those would be the highlights.
4) What is the one thing you want the next generation to know?
I always try to tell the younger people I talk to to think about their futures. My favorite verse in the bible is Matthew 16:26 which says “What would it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” To me that means don’t focus too much on temporary things. Set goals and strive to reach them but don’t neglect the long-term eternal things. Those are much more important.
Thank you so so so much! So awesome right?!
Since I really enjoyed his New York Times Bestseller memoir, Quiet Strength, I think I’ll give one away! It’s an incredible story everyone should read! So there you have it, just leave a comment and you’re entered! If you’re so inclined and want to spread the word through social media, please do and that will equal more entries! You can connect through Twitter or Facebook! If you don’t follow Tony on Twitter or Facebook, be sure to as well!
(Contest runs through 9/6/13, 11:59 p.m. CST. Open to U.S. residents, e-reader version for international entrants)
Finally, I think you should check out their foundation and donate 🙂 You can do that here!
UPDATE: Congrats Barbara on the win!