Vincent Thomas Lombardi was an American football coach, and executive in the National Football League. He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Lombardi began his coaching career as an assistant and later as a head coach at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, New Jersey. He was an assistant coach at Fordham, at the United States Military Academy, and with the New York Giants before becoming a head coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967 and the Washington Redskins in 1969.
|Date of birth:||June 11, 1913|
|Place of birth:||Brooklyn, New York|
|Date of death:||September 3, 1970|
|Place of death:||Washington, D.C.|
|High school:||Brooklyn (NY) St. Francis Prep|
About Vince Lombardi
Inspirational NFL coach who led the Green Bay Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II. He received the UPI NFL Coach of the Year award in 1959 and 1961 and the NFL’s Super Bowl trophy was named after him.
He prospered during the Great Depression because of the family butcher shop. He played college football at Fordham University.
He never had a losing season during his tenure in the NFL and finished with a career record of 105-35-6.
He married Marie Planitz in 1940 and he had two children, Susan and Vince.
His quarterback Bart Starr received the first ever Super Bowl MVP award at Super Bowl I when the Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
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