Former Indianapolis Colt head coach Tony Dungy will return to the city that he lead to its greatest success next year, delivering the keynote address at The Work Truck Show 2015.
Dungy, whose teams averaged more wins in the regular season than those of any other head coach in NFL history, 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.
“Tony Dungy has built an incredibly successful career on integrity,” says Jeffrey Messer, NTEA 2015 Convention chairman and president of Messer Truck Equipment (Westbrook, Maine). “I cannot think of a better place than Indianapolis, where he reached the pinnacle of his profession, for Work Truck Show attendees to learn from his extensive leadership experience.”
The Work Truck Show, North America’s largest work truck event, is produced annually by NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry. The 2015 event will be held March 4–6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind., the same city where Dungy compiled an 85-27 record in seven seasons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Educational programming, including the Green Truck Summit, begins March 3.