I. Walk With God
a. In the beginning, football was everything to Coach Dungy. God showed him that football is not what is important, He is. God needs to be put first in everything, not everything but football. Dungy started coaching at a very young age as an assistant coach in Pittsburgh for the Steelers. From there he went to Tampa to be an assistant coach for the Buccaneers. He was later fired from the Bucs after losing the NFC championship in 2001. He then went to be the head coach for the Indianapolis Colts (he stayed there until he retired from coaching after he won the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning in the 2006 season).
b. Coach Dungy was saved at a young age and his faith was portrayed throughout his life. Throughout all of the job changes and moves, Coach Dungy grew a lot in his walk with God. His focus was on God now rather than on football. Tony Dungy stated, “[As Christians,] I think people look more closely at our actions in the rough times, when the emotions are raw and our guard is down. That’s when our true character …show more content…
Thanksgiving Day in 2005 was the last day the Dungy family ever saw Jamie (Coach Dungy’s son). The two of Coach Dungy’s kids (Tiara and Jamie) that were out of the house (and in college) came to visit on Thanksgiving. They were running late to catch their planes and so they ran out the door without saying their goodbyes. “They knew” that they would at least be seeing Jamie at Christmas so they didn’t worry too much about it. Thursday, December 22, 1:45 am, the Dungy’s phone rang and all Coach Dungy could think about as he reached for the phone was whether or not or how badly his player was hurt. This call was not about a player of his. It was about Jamie. He had commit