Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach—especially a football coach—to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, and the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and reflective memoir, now updated with a new chapter, Coach Dungy tells the story of a life lived for God and family—and challenges us all to redefine our ideas of what it means to succeed.
The softcover edition of this #1 New York Times best-seller includes a new chapter! In it, Coach reflects on the 2007 football season and last year's successful hardcover release of Quiet Strength. Also features a foreword by Denzel Washington and a 16-page color-photo insert. Over 1 million in print!
Topics: American Football, Sports, Spirituality , Coaches, Family, Leadership, Christianity, Love, Inspirational, Success, and First Person Narration
“If you're going to be a good teacher, you can't just teach the A students. A good teacher is the one who helps everyone earn an A.” Tony’s dad, Dr. Wilbur Dungy
“What’s important is not the accolades and memories of success but the way you respond when opportunities are denied.”
“I need to treat everybody fairly, but fair doesn’t always mean equal.”
“The truth is that most people have a better chance to be uncommon by effort than by natural gifts.”
“Despite all the good things that occurred that year, I can still look back and say that 1978 was the first season in my life in which sports weren’t the most important thing to me. I finally realized that how I lived on earth was just as important as my salvation. God had me here for a reason, and it wasn’t just to play ball. It was then that the words of Matthew 16:26 really started to sink in: ‘And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?’"
“most of the failings of biblical leaders were spiritual rather than tactical. I needed to be prepared as much spiritually as I was in the Xs and Os.”
“Pain can be a highly effective instructor”
“When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver
“He didn't call me to be successful in the world's eyes; He called me to be faithful.”
“I coach football, But the good I can do to glorify God along the way is my real purpose.”