Tony Dungy retired in 2009 after a 31-year NFL career. In 13 seasons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dungy amassed a 148-79 overall record and reached the postseason an unprecedented ten straight times. His teams averaged more wins in the regular season than those of any head coach in NFL history. On February 4, 2007, Dungy became the first African American coach to lead his team to a championship. As a player, Dungy won his first Super Bowl ring as a member of the 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers; he is one of only three individuals to have won the Super Bowl as both a player and a head coach. In 2016, Dungy was selected to join the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Upon retirement from coaching, Dungy became an analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. Known for a leadership style that emphasizes decency and respect, his priorities of faith and family were always evident in his coaching. His memoir, Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life, a #1 New York Times best seller. Tony and his wife, Lauren, head up the Dungy Family Foundation, a non-profit organization they founded with the goal of strengthening communities by helping those in need.
The TOWN HALL Lecture Series has been captivating audiences for over 40 years. Our presentations have included some of the most engaging, influential, entertaining and educational speakers in the world, which we welcome to stimulate, inspire and inform EVERY season.
In an area known for its arts and culture, TOWN HALL is among the many assets and known for producing presentations that are innovative, compelling and often “one and only” events that can’t be seen anywhere else. This rich history means our patrons have incredibly high expectations for each new season, and we do our best to bring in speakers who bring something unique and special to Sarasota.
Many times our speakers are controversial, but we strive to bring speakers whose subject will cause you to think and maybe even get excited about the topic, whether pro or con. TOWN HALL helps us all embrace our experience in hearing what others think, whether we agree or not.
Proceeds from the TOWN HALL Lecture Series support the Ringling College of Art and Design Library and the RCLA student scholarship fund.
This is a Ringling Town Hall Performance, tickets are NOT sold through the Van Wezel. To purchase tickets, please click HERE, or call (941) 309-5100 if you have any questions or comments.
This event does NOT offer pre-show dining catered by Mattison's.
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