Vince Lombardi (Brooklyn, New York, 1913 – Washington, D.C. 1970) (Italian parents), was an American football coach. He was the head coach of the Green Bay Packers of the NFL from 1959-67, and of the Washington Redskins for the 1969 season. He was one of football's most accomplished and respected coaches.
Lombardi won five league championships during his 9 years as a coach. He began his career as a professional football coach in 1954 for the NFL's New York Giants.