Super Bowl XLI Championship Coach Tony Dungy Honored at 10th Anniversary Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
TAMPA -- Super Bowl-winning Coach Tony Dungy was honored as part of the 10th Anniversary Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. The commemorative presentation of the legacy concert was held as part of the National Football League’s sanctioned events scheduled in conjunction with Super Bowl XLIII. The 10th Anniversary Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was staged, Friday, January 30, at the University of South Florida’s SunDome, 4202 East Fowler Avenue in Tampa.
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith took part in the tribute to Dungy. In addition to being former Super Bowl rivals, Smith and Dungy are close friends.
In 2007, Dungy became the first African-American coach to win an NFL title by leading the Indianapolis Colts to victory over the Bears in Super Bowl XLI. With ten straight playoff berths to his credit, Dungy currently holds the NFL record for consecutive playoff appearances by a head coach. Dungy recently announced his retirement as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
"I was able to attend the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at Super Bowl XLI when I was with the Colts and it was fantastic. It was a special time of reflection that took the focus off the upcoming game and put it on the Lord. It was one of the highlights of my Super Bowl week," said Dungy.
“Coach Dungy is a true role model for so many Americans, as well as a valued supporter of the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration,” said Melanie Few, president of Results, Inc. and the event’s founder and producer. performance planned to commemorate the show’s tenth anniversary.
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