Englewood Makes History

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  • Vincent Thomas Lombardi.jpg

    Vincent Thomas Lombardi was an athletic coach for the National Football League (NFL). He was the coach of the Green Bay Packers in the 1960s. He also coached the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and has an NFL Super Bowl Trophy named after him. 

    Lombardi also coached outside of the NFL. He was a coach at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood. He gained the school national recognition as he led the football and basketball programs to state championships. He also attended the church as a parishioner. He also coached at Fordham University and West Point. 

    Lombardi was also known for his fight against racial discrimination, helping to bring integration into the League. Lombardi also had no issue with Gay players and protected them from discrimination. 

    Lombardi was a second-generation Italian immigrant. He married Marie Planitz on August 31, 1940. His first child miscarried. He had a son, Vincent Henry Lombard Jr., and a daughter, Susan. His grandson, Joe Lombardi is also an athletic coach for the NFL. 

    He passed due to cancer.
  • Carl Winfree.jpg

    Carl Winfree is the father of American Football Player Juwann Winfree and co-founder of the Team Winfree Foundation.
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