Packers hired Vince Lombardi on this day

Posted at 4:13 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-28 17:25:19-05

GREEN BAY -- 57 years ago Thursday, the world of Green Bay Packers football changed forever.

On January 28th, 1959, the Packers hired a little-known offensive assistant for the New York Giants to fill their head coaching vacancy: His name was Vince Lombardi.

The rest, of course, was history - Lombardi went on to win five NFL Championships in Green Bay, including the first two Super Bowls. 

Aside from his championship success, Lombardi also brought a winning culture back to the Packers' locker room. The team had not had a winning season since 1947 when Vince first stepped onto Lambeau Field.

Lombardi coached the Packers until the 1968 season, leaving after back-to-back Super Bowl victories.