On February 4, 2007, Super Bowl XLI (41) was the first where both head coaches were black. Tony Dungy was the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, and Lovie Smith was the head coach of the Chicago Bears.
The Colts won the game 29-17 to make Tony Dungy the first black head coach to win an NFL Super Bowl.
Two head coaches that were in the Super Bowl were Lovie Smith (Bears), and Tony Dungy (Colts).
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Tony Dungy won Super Bowl XII, in 1979 with the Steelers at the age of 24 as a player. Later he went on to coach with Steelers' Head Coach, Chuch Noll as a Defensive Backs coordinator, one year after the Steelers won Super Bowl XIV, but did not win a Super Bowl as a coach until he, as Head Coach of the Indianapolis Colts, led them to a victory in Super Bowl XLI, in 2007 (at the age of 52). This victory, at the time, did make Dungy the youngest and first African-American to win a Super Bowl, but this statistic would not stand for long. Dungy will always be the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl.In 2009, Mike Tomlin, led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a Superbowl XLIII victory at the age of 36 - making him not only the youngest African-American Head Coach to win a Super Bowl, but also the youngest Head Coach (of any ethnicity) to win in Super-bowl history thus far. In only his second year of Head-Coaching, his team beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23, thus replacing Dungy as the youngest African-American coach to have that honor.
The biggest win of Dungy's career came against his close friend and protege, Bears coach Lovie Smith. They were the first black head coaches in the 41-year history of the Super Bowl.
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Tony Dungy Super Bowl XLI with the Colts and Mike Tomlin Super Bowl XLIII with the Steelers
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The only African-American head coaches to lose in Super Bowl competition were Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears (Super Bowl XLI), Jim Caldwell of the Indianapolis Colts (Super Bowl XLIV) and Mike Tomlin (Super Bowl XLV). Smith's Bears lost to the Colts team coached by Tony Dungy, the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl. Tomlin's first Super Bowl appearance as a head coach was a victorious one. His Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 27-23.
Tony Dungy (Indianapolis) and Lovie Smith (Chicago)
Tony Dungy and Mike Tomlin
As head coach, two. Tony Dungy with the Indianapolis Colts and Mike Tomlin with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lovie Smith's Bears lost to Dungy's Colts in Super Bowl XLI, the first time 2 African-American head coaches faced off in the Super Bowl, and Jim Caldwell's Colts lost to the Saints in Super Bowl XLIV.
Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith. Dungy won.
Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears and Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts.
The first African American head coach to win a Super Bowl was Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts who won Super Bowl XLI in 2007.
The coaches of the division champions that did not go to the Super Bowl are selected for the Pro Bowl.
The first African American to win Super Bowl MVP honors was Franco Harris in Super Bowl IX.