Joe Lombardi

Joseph Philip Lombardi (born June 6, 1971) is an American football coach and former player, who is the quarterbacks coach for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was the offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions from 2014 to 2015.[1] He is the grandson of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi.[2][3]

Joe Lombardi
Candid photograph of Lombardi wearing a grey shirt and white visor bearing a logo standing on a football practice field
Lombardi in 2009
New Orleans Saints
Position:Quarterbacks coach
Personal information
Born:June 6, 1971 (age 47)
Seattle, Washington
Career information
High school:Seattle (WA) Seattle Preparatory
College:Air Force Academy
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Coaching stats at PFR


A 1994 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Lombardi played tight end for the Falcons under head coach Fisher DeBerry. He lettered three seasons and started as a senior; he also lettered a season in lacrosse.[4][5] He served his four-year on active duty in the Air Force, the last two years of which he juggled his football and Air Force schedules as he was a volunteer coach at Dayton.[6][7][8]

Prior to coaching in the NFL, Lombardi coached at the college level at Mercyhurst University (Formerly Mercyhurst College), Bucknell University, the Virginia Military Institute, and the University of Dayton. He coached for the New York/New Jersey Hitmen during the one year of the XFL.

Lombardi was a defensive assistant for the Atlanta Falcons in 2006 under head coach Jim Mora.

Lombardi joined the Saints as an offensive assistant in 2007, and became the quarterbacks coach before the Saints' Super Bowl winning season of 2009.[9] During his time in New Orleans, starting quarterback Drew Brees set numerous passing records, including passing for more than 5,000 yards five times (four times with Lombardi as quarterbacks coach), and setting the record (now surpassed) for the most passing yards in a single season (5,476 in 2011).

Lombardi was offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions from 2014 to 2015. On October 26, 2015, he was fired by the Lions, along with several other members of the coaching staff, after a 1–6 start to the season.[10] He was re-hired by the New Orleans Saints to his original position.

He is the grandson of Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, who died the year before he was born, and son of Vince Lombardi, Jr.[2][3] The youngest of four siblings,[11][12] Lombardi also lived in Washington, New York, and Michigan.[13][14] Lombardi played high school football at Seattle Prep, and graduated in 1990.[15]

Lombardi and his wife Molly have six children: three sons and three daughters. The family is Catholic.[16][17]


  1. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (October 26, 2015). "Lions fire coordinator Lombardi, two OL coaches". Detroit News. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Chip off the Block Vince Lombardi's grandson is playing college football". Sports Illustrated. November 4, 1991. Archived from the original on October 24, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Eskenazi, Gerald (March 30, 1982). "Lombardi's son is confronting an image". New York Times. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  4. ^ "Joe Lombardi: Quarterbacks". New Orleans Saints. Archived from the original on June 18, 2010. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "Joe Lombardi". Mercyhurst College Athletics. 2005. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  6. ^ Dougherty, Pete (September 18, 2014). "Joe Lombardi building own NFL legacy". Packer News. Press-Gazette Media. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  7. ^ Tiernan, Ricky (June 23, 2013). "New Orleans Saints' Joe Lombardi: his own legacy". Canal Street Chronicles. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  8. ^ Wehrle, Phil (August 5, 2009). "Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi living family dream". Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  9. ^ Wine, Stephen (February 4, 2010). "Lombardi family has shot at another NFL title". Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  10. ^ "TWENTYMAN: Lions reorganize offensive staff". Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  11. ^ Anderson, Dave (November 29, 1976). "Vince Lombardi's son". New York Times. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  12. ^ Lewis, Mike (January 11, 2008). "Under The Needle: Meet Vince Lombardi, Seahawks fan". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  13. ^ "Obituary: Jill Frances Lombardi". Minot Daily News. February 26, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  14. ^ Carpenter, Les (January 28, 2001). "Evincing the Lombardi legend". Seattle Times. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  15. ^ Peoples, John (October 29, 1989). "Lombardi`s grandson gets no special treatment". Chicago Tribune. (Seattle Times). Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  16. ^ Yuille, Sean (January 23, 2014). "A closer look at Joe Lombardi's coaching career". Pride of Detroit. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  17. ^ "Joe Lombardi's Super Bowl and Super Faith Stories". Retrieved April 25, 2018.

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1949 Army Cadets football team

The 1949 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1949 college football season. The Cadets scored 354 points, while the defense allowed only 68 points. Arnold Galiffa was the starting quarterback, ahead of Earl Blaik's son, Bob. Johnny Trent was the team captain. The Cadets won the Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy as the best college team in the East. At season’s end, Red Blaik confessed that he thoughts of retiring.

1949 Fordham Rams football team

The 1949 Fordham Rams football team represented Fordham University during the 1949 college football season. The Army Cadets hosted Vince Lombardi's former team, the Fordham Rams at Michie Stadium. One of the members of the Rams was Vince's brother, Joe Lombardi, who transferred to the school after Lombardi left. Tim Cohane, writer of Look magazine was a Fordham alumnus, and a friend of Army coach Earl Blaik. He pressured both teams to play each other. Cohane felt the game would help Fordham rise to national prominence. Herb Seidell, the Fordham captain, lost a tooth in the game. Several fights ensued and the media named the match, the Donnybrook on the Hudson. There were multiple penalties for unnecessary roughness.

1993 Air Force Falcons football team

The 1993 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by 10th-year head coach Fisher DeBerry and played its home games at Falcon Stadium. It finished the season with a 4–8 record overall and a 1–7 record in Western Athletic Conference games.

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2014 Detroit Lions season

The 2014 Detroit Lions season was the franchise's 85th season in the National Football League, their 81st as the Detroit Lions and the first under a new coaching staff led by head coach Jim Caldwell. The Lions suffered the loss of long-time owner William Clay Ford, Sr., who died on March 9 at the age of 88, and wore patches with his initials on their jerseys in his honor. After the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Washington Redskins in Week 16, the Lions clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2011. They lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Game 24–20, ending their season. It was their eighth straight playoff loss, tying the Kansas City Chiefs for the longest postseason losing streak in NFL history.

The Lions defense finished second in the NFL in total defense, surrendering just 300.9 yards per game. They also finished third in points per game defense, giving up just 17.6 points a game while leading the NFL in rushing defense, yielding just 69.3 rush yards per game.

2015 Detroit Lions season

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