Tony Dungy, best-selling author, 2007 Super Bowl-winning head coach, and NBC’s Football Night in America analyst spoke to local coaches and athletes at Willow Creek Community Church on Thursday evening. August 5. In conjuction with The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL), the country’s largest independent youth tackle football league, athletes had the opportunity to hear from Dungy on the importance of mentoring and being mentored.
“Coaches aren’t just football instructors,” says TCYFL president Geoff Meyer. “They are role models for their players and in their communities, so the TCYFL supports ongoing character development initiatives.”
Dungy is on a nine-day media tour to mark the release of his new book, The Mentor Leader: Secrets to Building People and Teams that Win Consistently. His book urges the importance of mentoring as a transformational tool in individuals or teams, and offers practical advice on becoming a mentor leader whether you’re a coach, business person, teacher, pastor, or parent.
Earlier in the day, Craig Groeschel, pastor of LifeChurch.tv interviewed Dungy as part of the Willow Creek Association’s annual Global Leadership Summit.