Saturday, January 24, 2009

Goodbye Coach Dungy

I have taken sometime to digest and think about Coach Dungy's retirement before I wrote anything. How do you say goodbye to the classiest man in professional football. He has been an inspiration to many including me. I was inspired by his book to be a better man and better father. I know the reason he is retiring now is to be an even better husband and father, which makes me admire him more. He understands that football is just a job and he can walk away anytime for something more important, not many coaches understand that. The simple way he talked and the way he never got out of control on the sidelines, the way his players look up to him, and the other coaches he has turned out are all thinks that I admire about him. While I wish he was staying on to coach another year, I understand. If I had the opportunity to spend more time with my family I would not pass it up. He truly is the best coach, in my opinion. Also, in my opinion he is one of the only coaches that didn't cut corners or bend the rules, which is another reason I respect him.

Coach, I am going to miss you!!!!

1 comment:

David Noble said...

Hi Bryan,
I’m a Southern Baptist pastor who’s new to blogging – I’ve just started a blog at that’s related to my new book on church conflict, Drs. Johnny Hunt, Frank Page and Geoff Hammond have endorsed my book, and I’m trying to get the word out about it as well as receive and answer questions related to church conflict on my blog. I’d welcome any comments or questions from you and would be delighted if you would link your blog to There are very few sites exclusively dedicated to this pervasive problem in our SBC churches.
David Noble