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Colts' coach Dungy returning next season

INDIANAPOLIS - Tony Dungy is sticking with the Colts.

Dungy announced Monday he would coach Indianapolis through at least the 2008 season and possibly longer before turning over the duties to hand-picked successor Jim Caldwell.

Dungy, the first black coach to win a Super Bowl, spent a week meeting with his family, close friends and trusted colleagues while deciding whether to return for a seventh season with the Colts.

It's the third straight year Dungy seriously considered retiring.

'I wouldn't shortchange my family,' he said. 'I wouldn't come back if my wife or my children were not for it.'