Vince Lombardi Biography

Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi was an American football player, coach, and executive. 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 National Football League championships in seven years, including winning the first two Super Bowls following the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Lombardi is considered by many to be one of the best and most successful coaches in NFL history. The National Football League's Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

He began coaching as an assistant and later as a head coach at St. Cecilia High School. 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. He never had a losing season as a head coach in the NFL, compiling a regular season winning percentage of 73.8%, and 90% in the postseason for an overall record of 105 wins, 35 losses, and 6 ties in the NFL. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Vince Lombardi
Full Name:
Vincent Thomas Lombardi
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
American football player, Coach
Ethnicity:
Italian American
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
June 11, 1913
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
September 3, 1970
Age at Death:
57
Cause of Death:
Colorectal cancer, Cancer
Marriages
  • 1940-08-31
    Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York
Vince Lombardi Timeline
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