Widely regarded as one of the greatest coaches in any sport, Vince Lombardi is a model of excellence.
In the 1960's, Lombardi transformed the Green Bay Packers into a perennial powerhouse. He led the
Packers to five NFL championships during his nine year coaching stint in Green Bay by demanding
dedication, intensity and sacrifice from each and every player. Lombardi believed that desire and
preparation determined success, whether on the football field or on business battlefield. His uncanny
ability to motivate and his drive to succeed were primary reasons why Vince Lombardi is considered by
many to be Football's Greatest Coach.
He began his coaching career at the age of 46 with the Green Bay Packers. He turned the packers around in
just one year from a 1-10-1 record in 1958 to a 7-5 record in his first season in 1959. Over the next
eight years, his Packers dominated the league, winning six divisional and five NFL championships and
also winning Super Bowls I and II. After his retirement from coaching in 1968 he stayed on as the General
Manager of the Packers. He found being out of coaching to be boring and not for him. He then took on the
the head coaching job in Washington which lead to a 7-5-2 record on his first season. Unfortunately he was
forced put of the game after being diagnosed as having cancer.
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