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Vince Lombardi went straight into coaching after playing as a
guard for Fordham University. He was named to the Pro
Football Hall of Fame in 1971.
Football coaches like Pop Warner and Knute Rockne so influenced the game of football that their names practically became synonymous with the sport itself -- Pop Warner became Pop Warner football, the nation's largest youth football organization, and Knute Rockne is honored in the College Football Hall of Fame as "American football's most-renowned coach."
Brooklyn-born Vince Lombardi turned the Green Bay Packers from their lowest point in history to their pinnacle decade, churning out NFL championship titles in 1961 and 1962, and took the once-struggling Packers to the first two Super Bowl games ever played.
These coaches and others -- such as the memorable Don Shula and Paul Brown -- would make and break the game of football during their time on the sidelines. Check out the links below to learn more about these legendary coaches and how they changed the face of football for all time.
|Paul Brown||Bear Bryant
||Eddie Robinson |
||Amos Alonzo Stagg
||Bill Walsh |
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