Vince Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was a legendary football figure, in large part as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s'. The National Football League’s Super Bowl trophy is named in his honor.
Lombardi played football at St. Francis Preparatory School, and later Fordham University. He began coaching as an assistant and later head coach at St. Cecilia, a Catholic high school in Englewood, New Jersey and would later coach at Fordham and the U.S. Military Academy. His NFL coaching debut was in 1954 as an offensive coordinator for the New York Giants, helping them win the 1956 NFL Championship Game. Lombardi was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959–67, winning five league championships during his nine years (including Super Bowl I and II). Following a one-year retirement from coaching in 1968, he returned as head coach of the Washington Redskins for the 1969 season. Before the 1970 season, he died of colon cancer.
Lombardi's record in the post-season was 9–1, the loss coming in the first of those games, the 1960 NFL Championship Game to the Philadelphia Eagles.