The Greatest American Football Coach
Vince Lombardi is arguably the greatest American football coach of all time, and is on the short list of history’s greatest coaches, regardless of sport. His ability to teach, motivate and inspire players helped turn the Green Bay Packers into the most dominating NFL team in the 1960s. Lombardi was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1913. After graduating magna cum laude from Fordham in 1937, Lombardi attended law school in the evenings while working for a finance company during the day. Lombardi then decided to take a teaching and assistant football coaching position at a New Jersey high school.