__________<quoted text>prior to Lombardi there was an attitude expressed that there should be no new head coach who's name ended with a vowel. This probably had a lot to do with Catholic prejudice.
1954 to 1958.------
When Vince Lombardi was an offensive backfield coach with the New Yorks Giants, a former head coach of a professional team told Vince that "It was almost an unspoken word that professional football teams didn't hire Italians as head coaches, because of a fear of them maybe having Mafia connections".
So, it wasn't due to Catholic prejudice.
It was because of them maybe having Mafia connections.
But, after the 1958 professional football season.------
The Green Bay Packers had an opening for their head football coach. Vince traveled to the Green Bay Packers organization. Was hired.