Coach Joe Lombardi of the New Orleans Saints



I was blessed to be able to travel to Louisiana recently. During that visit I spent some time with Coach Joe Lombardi of the New Orleans Saints and his beautiful family. We are honored to have Coach Lombardi's endorsement. Please take a moment to read his note below.

Virtue = Strength, Lou Judd 
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My name is Joe Lombardi and I am currently an Assistant Coach with the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. I am the Quarterbacks Coach. I am also the grandson of the late Vince Lombardi.

Our family has always been about faith, family and football , striving for excellence in everything that we do.

Our nation is in desperate need of leaders who will boldly guide our country with virtue.


The NFL is a business but it is also a team sport, where virtuous leadership is necessary for the good of the whole.

Many of our schools across the country are excellent institutions but over the years their identity and purpose have weakened a bit ...

I believe SportsLeader is an organization that can help your school grow and form those virtuous leaders of tomorrow.

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Sports presents a huge opportunity to form the kids in virtue development. Where maybe only 15% of the kids are involved with youth ministry and maybe only one third attend regular Church services, perhaps 85-95% are involved with sports.

Therefore, involving virtue formation into all of our sports programs is a great opportunity to form the kids.

Many good coaches do this but increasingly many more do not. At present it’s all up to the goals of the individual coach.

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That’s why I thought it might be of interest to take a proven program like SportsLeader as a way of making sure all our coaches were on the same page. They have a concrete methodology and a systematic plan to help you achieve your goals in an intentional and strategic way.

Thanks again for checking out SportsLeader.