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The Best Coach I ever Had...Players reveal what has made a coach special in their lives.
by: Roxanne Robbins
© September 2000
Speaking to a group of 750 business executives in Tampa, Fla., NFL Quarterback Trent Dilfer got choked up as he described the profound impact Tampa Bay Head Coach Tony Dungy has had on his life on and off the field.
"Tony Dungy is more than a football coach," Dilfer said. "He's a man whom I look up to because of his faith and character. He is the type of husband and father I hope to be for my family.
"Tony provided an example for me in multiple areas. He helped me better control my temper in the face of adversity. It's easier to change how you react to a situation when you see somebody else reacting to a situation the way you wish you could."
Dungy's wife Lauren believes her husband has a good rapport with the players because he is guided by higher values than public opinion. "Often the public wants to see a coach....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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