CCHS Reads Welcomes Tony Dungy

Posted Feb 22nd, 2010 by Lisa Bowling  Category: Education, Toledo.com


On March 9, Central Catholic will welcome former professional football player and NFL coach Tony Dungy as the featured speaker in the CCHS Reads program. Coach Dungy will address the student body after they have read his book, Uncommon, Finding Your Path to Significance.

The CCHS Reads program began at Central Catholic during the 2006-07 school year to encourage students to read for fun. In the program, teachers and students read the same book and then study it as it is integrated into classroom lessons. CCHS Reads is designed to promote lifelong reading by encouraging students to read and discuss an author’s work before and after the author visits the school for an all-school assembly.

Dungy played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, and New York Giants. He was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001 and the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008. He became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl when the Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in 2007. He retired from coaching in 2008 and now serves as an analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America.

In his book, Uncommon, Dungy reveals lessons on achieving significance, particularly focusing on what it means to be a man of significance in a culture that is offering young men few positive role models.

Coach Dungy will address Central Catholic students in the Sullivan Center at a 2:00 p.m. assembly. The event is also open to the general public, and tickets are available for $20 each in the main office or athletic office. For other opportunities to meet Coach Dungy, please contact Marie Arter at 419-255-2280 or marter@centralcatholic.org.

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