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 first African American to win Super Bowl MVP honors was Franco Harris in Super Bowl IX.
The first African American to start a Super Bowl was Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII.
Doug Williams with the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII.
RB Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl IX.
Doug Williams was the first to start and win.
Doug Williams of the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XXII.
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.