TAG: Vince Lombardi

High School / May 16, 2011 / 10:30 am

In Memoriam: How “The Legend” Put It All On The Line

Coach Phillips

Coach Phillips

“What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.”John Wooden

There are many things in a child’s life that help to determine the path that he or she will follow. A series of events, achievements, successes, and failures all help to mold that particular child into the person whom he or she will one day become. Most importantly, though, it’s the people in a child’s life who ultimately have the greatest impact. Parents, siblings, relatives, teachers, friends, they all play an integral role in a child’s development. As time goes on, you begin to think back on your childhood and about all of those people who were a part of your life at one point or another. You think about all of the advice and morals they’ve instilled in you and how you’ve taken it all and benefitted from it. Some people stand out more than others, but for all of us, there are always those one or two people you can point to and say, “That was the person.” For me, one of those people came in the form of a basketball coach. Read More »

We Reminisce / Dec 13, 2010 / 1:30 pm

Dime Exclusive: Vince Lombardi Transcended Basketball

Vince Lombardi

The story of Vince Lombardi is one that is universally familiar to sports fans. When you hear the name Lombardi you associate it with the Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl championships, the Lombardi trophy and one of the greatest coaching minds to ever live. Don’t get me wrong, this would be an accurate depiction of Vince, but there’s much more behind the man who was known for telling his players, “Winning isn’t everything, its the only thing.” Read More »