The legendary pro football coach Vince Lombardi was honored at his alma mater, St. Francis Prep, last week during a special ceremony at the Fresh Meadows school.
Lombardi’s grandson, John Lombardi, top center, here joins Prep football coach Vincent O’Connor, left, and Kyle Flood, Prep alumnus and Rutgers University football coach.
Members of the Catholic high school’s football team, above, were among those at the ceremony. The school was given a plaque honoring Lombardi as a “Hometown Hall of Famer,” sponsored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance.
Lombardi graduated from Prep in 1933, when the school was located in Brooklyn. He is best known as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967.