Whenever you think of the iconic “Gatorade Shower,” where NFL players dump a cooler filled with Gatorade over the head coach of a team, it usually symbolizes achieving a certain level of football success. That may be an emphatic win over a division rival, winning a division title or even winning the Super Bowl altogether. Despite finishing the season with a losing record of 6-10 and being ranked last in their division, Tony Dungy was doused with a mixture of ice and Gatorade after Tampa Bay Buccaneers won their last game of the 1996 season.
In his second year as head coach, Tony Dungy was able to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers their first winning season, in 17 years. In fact, he went on to produce 3 more winning seasons, a season where a team has more wins than losses, during his tenure as head coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Unfortunately, after the 2001 Season, Tony Dungy was let go by the Buccaneers, but was immediately hired to be the head coach for the Indianapolis Colts. It took Tony and his Colts 4 failed playoff runs until they finally became Super Bowl Champions.