Early Years <ul><li>Lombardi was born in Brooklyn to Neapolitan -born father Henry Lombardi, a butcher, and Brooklyn-born Matilda Izzo, the daughter of a barber </li></ul><ul><li>He attended Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception for high school and for college he attended Fordham University </li></ul>
How he got started <ul><li>Vince Lombardi got started coaching after two years at a finance company, semi-professional football with the Brooklyn Eagles, and Wilmington Clippers, and an unfulfilled semester of Fordham's law school at night, Lombardi accepted an assistant coaching job at St. Cecilia, a Catholic high school in Englewood, New Jersey. He was hired by its new head coach, his former Fordham teammate, quarterback "Handy" Andy Palau. </li></ul>
Business <ul><li>In January 1959, at age 45, Vince Lombardi accepted the position of Head Coach and General Manager of the Green Bay Packers. </li></ul>
Leadership Characteristics <ul><li>TO WORK HARD </li></ul><ul><li>BE TOUGH </li></ul><ul><li>PLAY TOGETHER </li></ul>
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