Coach Vincent Thomas 'Vince' Lombardi
- H. Coach Vincent Thomas 'Vince' Lombardi1913 - 1970
- W. Marie Planitz1915 - 1982
m. 31 Aug 1940
Facts and Events
||Coach Vincent Thomas 'Vince' Lombardi
||11 Jun 1913
||Brooklyn, Kings County, New York
||from 1932 to 1933
||Queens, Queens, New York, United StatesSt. Francis Preparatory School
||from 1933 to 1936
||Bronx, Bronx, New York, United StatesFordham University
||from 1939 to 1947
||Englewood Cliffs, Bergen, New Jersey, United StatesAssistant Football Coach, St Cecilia High School
||31 Aug 1940
||to Marie Planitz
||from 1947 to 1948
||Bronx, Bronx, New York, United StatesFreshman football and basketball coach, Fordham University, Varsity assistant in 1948
||from 1948 to 1953
||West Point, New York, United StatesOffensive Line Coach, United States Military Academy
||from 1954 to 1958
||New York, New York, United StatesAssistant Coach, New York Giants
||from 1959 to 1968
||Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United StatesHead Coach, Green Bay Packers
||from 1969 to 1970
||Washington, District of ColumbiaHead Coach, Washington Redskins
||3 Sep 1970
||Mount Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey, United StatesLombardi Lot
Vincent Thomas "Vince" Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) 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 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 Vince Lombardi Trophy is named in his honor. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
Lombardi played football at St. Francis Preparatory School and Fordham University. 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% (96-34-6), and 90% (9-1) in the postseason for an overall record of 105 wins, 35 losses, and 6 ties in the NFL.
Vince Lombardi Trophy
The Vince Lombardi Trophy is the trophy awarded each year to the winning team of the National Football League's championship game, the Super Bowl. The trophy is named in honor of legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi. The Vince Lombardi Trophy stands 22 inches (56 cm) tall, weighs 7 pounds (3.2 kg) and depicts a football in a kicking position on a three concave sided stand, and is entirely made of sterling silver.
The words "Vince Lombardi Trophy" along with the roman numerals of that year's Super Bowl are engraved on and the NFL shield is affixed onto the base. After the trophy is awarded, it is sent back to Tiffany's to be engraved with the names of the participating teams, the date, location, and the game's final score. It is then sent back to the winning team for them to keep. Smaller replicas are made for each person on the winning team.
For the first four championship games, both the NFL and the AFL logos were in the center of the trophy. Starting from Super Bowl V through XLII, the old NFL shield has been on the forefront. As of Super Bowl XLIII, a newer, modernized NFL shield (with eight stars and a rotated football designed akin to that atop the trophy) replaced the older logo. Otherwise, the trophy has had no significant changes made since the first Super Bowl. The Green Bay Packers are the only team with all 3 versions having won Super Bowls I, II, XXXI, and XLV.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Vince Lombardi, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- ↑ Vincent T Lombardi, in Find A Grave.
- ↑ Vince Lombardi Obituary, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Washington Post, The. (Washington, D.C.), Page A1, 4 Sep 1970.
- Vince_Lombardi_Trophy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627).
1940 United States Federal Census
Name: Vincent Lombardi
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1914
Birthplace: New York
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: New York, Kings, New York
Street: Avenue S
House Number: 2808
Inferred Residence in 1935: New York, Kings, New York
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 14B
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
Duration of Unemployment: 52
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Native Language: English
Social Security Number: No
Usual Occupation: Teacher
Usual Industry: High School
Usual Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Household Members: Name Age
Harry Lombardi 51
Matilda Lombardi 49
Vincent Lombardi 26
Madeline Lombardi 23
Harold Lombardi 17
Claire Lombardi 16
Joseph Lombardi 12