Sports | Englewood (1913-1970)
One of the most successful football coaches in history, Vince Lombardi began his career at St. Cecilia’s High School in Englewood, where he spent nine years. His success led him to the college ranks and eventually to the New York Giants where he spent four years. In 1958, he became head coach for the Green Bay Packers where he took a perennial loser and transformed it into the standard by which all other teams measured. His philosophy and motivation skills still inspire people today and he is legendary for his legacy of hard work, perseverance and dedication. Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971 this New Jersey High School coach became the greatest head coach of all time.