Died: September 3, 1970
Place of Burial: Mount Olivett Cemetery, Middletown, New Jersey
Alma Mater: Fordham University
St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, New Jersey (1939-47)
Fordham University (1947-49)
New York Giants (1954-58)
Green Bay Packers (1959-1967)
Washington Redskins (1969)
Career NFL Record:
Regular Season: 105-35-6
Post Season: 9-1
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
Vince Lombardi Quotes:
"If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, "It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men."
"In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail."
"Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile."
"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."
"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."
"There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do."
"If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you'll be fired with enthusiasm."
"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."
"Winning isn't everything--but wanting to win is."
Got His Start:
At St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, New Jersey, where he was paid $1,700 a year to teach Latin, algebra, physics and chemistry, and coach the football, basketball and baseball teams.
Best Known For:
Changing the Green Bay Packers, who were perpetual losers at the time, into an NFL dynasty.
A guard in Fordham's defensive line, which was dubbed the "Seven Blocks of Granite."
Inducted as a charter member of the Fordham University Hall of Fame (1970)
Rotary Club created the honorary Rotary Lombardi Award for outstanding college offensive or defensive linemen
Named NFL Coach of the Year (1959)
Named NFL Man of the Decade (1960s)
Won Six Division Titles
Won Five NFL Titles
Won Two Super Bowls (I,II)
Never had a losing season as a head coach
Super Bowl Trophy Renamed the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy (1971)
Inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame (1975)
Inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame (1971)
Named ESPN Coach of the Century (2000)