Vince Lombardi

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
15 133-55-8 69.90% 11-2 84.62%

Coaching Tree

Parents:

Jim Lee Howell

Children:

Bill Austin, Phil Bengtson, Jerry Burns, Tom Fears, Norb Hecker, Mike McCormack


Biography

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Career Summary

Vince Lombardi was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1954 to 1969, finishing his career as the head coach of the Washington Redskins. Over his fifteen years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative win/loss record of 133-55-8. During his career he was a head coach for ten seasons, first with the Green Bay Packers. He led the Packers for nine seasons, compiling a record of 89-29-4. During his time leading the Packers the team won the championship in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, and 1967. His next head coaching stint was with the Washington Redskins for the 1969 season, leading the team to a 7-5-2 record. During his entire head coaching career, his two teams combined for a record of 96-34-6 across ten seasons including going 9-1-0 in the playoffs. Lombardi was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 after his coaching career.

Career Awards

Lombardi won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1959 after guiding the Packers to a 7-5-0 record and a six-win improvement over the previous season. As the head coach of the Green Bay Packers he coached three players to award-winning seasons: Paul Hornung, Most Valuable Player in 1961; Jim Taylor, Most Valuable Player in 1962; Bart Starr, Most Valuable Player in 1966.

Vince Lombardi Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Lombardi served as an assistant coach for Jim Lee Howell. He spent five years as an assistant coach to Jim Lee Howell, finishing as the offensive coordinator in 1958. During his time as head coach, six assistant coaches, (Bill Austin, Phil Bengtson, Tom Fears, Norb Hecker, Jerry Burns, and Mike McCormack) on his coaching staff were hired as head coaches across the league. His coaching tree has combined for a record of 134-223-8 in the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs during their twenty-five seasons as head coach after serving on his coaching staffs.

Personal Information

Lombardi was born on Wednesday, June 11, 1913 in Brooklyn, New York.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1969 Washington Redskins Head Coach 7-5-2 0-0
1967 Green Bay Packers Head Coach 9-4-1 3-0
1966 Green Bay Packers Head Coach 12-2-0 2-0
1965 Green Bay Packers Head Coach 10-3-1 2-0
1964 Green Bay Packers Head Coach 8-5-1 0-0
1963 Green Bay Packers Head Coach 11-2-1 0-0
1962 Green Bay Packers Head Coach 13-1-0 1-0
1961 Green Bay Packers Head Coach 11-3-0 1-0
1960 Green Bay Packers Head Coach 8-4-0 0-1
1959 Green Bay Packers Head Coach 7-5-0 0-0
1958 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 9-3-0 1-1
1957 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 7-5-0 0-0
1956 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 8-3-1 1-0
1955 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 6-5-1 0-0
1954 New York Giants Offensive Coordinator 7-5-0 0-0

Coach history guide

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

  • Years as head coach: 10
  • Years as a coordinator: 5
  • Championships won: 1956, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, and 1967
  • Coach of the Year: 1959
  • Led the league in wins: 1958, 1962, 1963, 1966
  • Third in total wins for the Green Bay Packers.
  • Second in winning percentage for the Green Bay Packers.
  • Fourth in winning percentage in NFL history.
  • Past teams coached for: Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants
  • Date of Birth: Wednesday, June 11, 1913 (57 years old), Brooklyn, New York
  • Vince Lombardi has the highest win %(74%) of regular season plus postseason.