29 Days of Black History, Day 5

Feb 5, 2012


It's Super Bowl Sunday, shawty, frequently the most watched American television broadcast of the year. Most tune in to watch the game, but a good bit of people just want to see the creative, beefed up commercials (with companies spending an average of $3 million for a :30 second slot). Today, I'll fall into the latter category. Anywho, without cheating, can anyone tell me who was the first African-American head coach to win an NFL Championship game? Hit the read more link for the answer.


Tony Dungee (born October 6, 1955) is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. He was head of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008, and became the first black coach to win a Super Bowl in 2007.

The Rooney Rule, established in 2003, requires National Football League teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football operation opportunities. At the time of its inception, Dungee was 1 of just 2 black coaches in a league of 32 teams. Since then, 11 minority coaches have been hired. (Among those is Mike Tomlin, the youngest coach ever to win a Super Bowl at 36.)

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