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.
Tony Dungy as head coach of the Colts in 2007.
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.
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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.
Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears. The first Super Bowl to have a team head coached by an African-American was Super Bowl XLI between the Bears and Indianapolis Colts. Ironically, both head coaches were African-American (Tony Dungy was the head coach of the Colts) but Smith was first as the Bears defeated the Saints in the NFC Championship game played several hours before the Colts defeated the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game.
Doug Williams was the first to start and win.
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.
Donyale Luna (1 January 1945 - 17 May 1979) is credited as being the first African American supermodel and the first African American cover model on a magazine.