Coach Tony Dungy to deliver NTEA keynote address

Sept. 9, 2014

Former NFL head coach Tony Dungywill serve as keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2015. His motivational address will be part of the President’s Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 5.

            The Work Truck Show will be held March 4–6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis,  the same city where Dungy compiled an 85-27 record in seven seasons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts           

Dungy retired in 2009 after spending 31 years in the NFL as a player and coach. He won his first Super Bowl ring as a member of the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers and went on to become, at the time, the youngest assistant coach in league history at 25 years old and then the youngest coordinator at 28.

            As head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Colts, Dungy reached the postseason an unprecedented 10 straight times. When the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI in 2007, Dungy became the first African-American head coach to lead his team to an NFL championship and only the third person to win it as both a player and head coach.

            After Dungy retired from coaching, he joined NBC’s “Football Night in America” as an analyst and was nominated for an Emmy in his first season. He currently devotes time to a wide variety of organizations, including Abe Brown Ministries, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Dungy Family Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs and All Pro Dad.

            Dungy is known for a leadership style that emphasizes decency and respect. He has written about these values in several books, including the bestselling “Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life” (2008); “Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance” (2011); and “The Mentor Leader” (2011). He also authored the bestselling children’s book “You Can Do It!” (2008) and released “Uncommon Marriage: Learning about Lasting Love and Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Together” this year with his wife, Lauren.

            “Tony Dungy has built an incredibly successful career on integrity,” says Jeffrey Messer, NTEA 2015 Convention chairman and president of Messer Truck Equipment (Westbrook, ME).

            Registration for The Work Truck Show 2015 opens in October. For more information, visit or call 1-800-441-6832.