Monday, January 12, 2009

Tony Dungy set to announce his retirement from coaching

Colts head coach Tony Dungy will announce at a 5pm news conference that he will retire, according to FOX's Jay Glazer.

Most coaches retire only to take a year off so they can return to coaching again, like we all presume Mike Holmgren is doing in Seattle. But with Dungy, I feel like it's different. He has already said that he would like to be more involved in helping young men, especially troubled young men. Dungy's son, James, committed suicide at the age of 18 in 2005.

From all accounts, Tony Dungy is an incredibly classy, generous man. He clearly sees that he can have a much greater impact on society in another role. Because of that, I really believe this is it for Dungy, the only African-American coach to win a Super Bowl.

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