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Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football coach.
Lombardi played football at St. Francis Preparatory School, and later Fordham University. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at St. Cecilia, a Catholic high school in Englewood, New Jersey. In 1942, he became the head coach at St. Cecilia. He left for Fordham in 1947 to coach freshman football and freshman basketball, and later became an assistant coach for the varsity football team. Lombardi went on to become an offensive line coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for five years under Colonel Red Blaik.
Lombardi's record in the post-season was 9–1, the loss coming in the first of those games, the 1960 NFL Championship Game.