Former Colts coach Tony Dungy to speak to SC inmates

A famous football coach will be delivering a pep talk of another kind to state prisoners.  Former Indianapolis Colts coach and inspirational author Tony Dungy has taken up prison mentoring since retiring in 2008. Dungy will be in Columbia to speak to inmates at the S.C. Department of Corrections March 16 at the agency’s headquarters in Columbia. Mr. Dungy, who led the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts to a victory in the 2007 Super Bowl, is scheduled to speak to about 550 minimum-security inmates.
Mr. Dungy retired from coaching in 2008 and has spent time since mentoring inmates, encouraging them to take responsibility for their lives. Most notably he helped NFL quarterback Michael Vick transition from prison back into the league. In addition to his prison ministry work, Mr. Dungy serves as an analyst for NBC’s “Football Night in America.” He also wrote best selling books called “Quiet Strength” and “Uncommon,” and is involved with multiple charitable organizations, including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mentors for Life and Prison Crusade Ministry.