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Instead, Lombardi dreamed of becoming a sportscaster like Brent Musburger.
..."That's what I wanted to be," said Lombardi, who earned a degree in broadcast journalism in addition to starting at fullback on the ASU football team.
But now Tony Lombardi
finds himself following in his
family's footsteps.Pending school board approval, he will become the new head football coach at Homewood-Flossmoor, where his father found success (51-27-2 record) nearly three decades ago. Lombardi
replaces Todd Wernet, who resigned after four years as H-F's head coach.
looking forward to working with Mansfield to build a strong foundation at H-F.
"We will instill an intense work ethic and hustle on the field that is an extension of my personality," Lombardi
"Mr. Mansfield and I have the same passion for education and football.I know I can make a big difference in H-F's football program.H-F wants to be successful in all athletic events.I know we can be successful on the football field.Our objective is to compete for a state championship every year."
District 230 a stepping stone for coaches
The other name leaving the area is Homewood-Flossmoor football coach Tony Lombardi. He
is departing for Hinsdale Central, a demanding destination that will test his
nose-to-the-grindstone style.Here's a word of advice for Lombardi
: If you thought the H-F parents were a bit intrusive, wait until you get a load of Hinsdale's moms and dads.
The Homewood-Flossmoor administrators bent over backwards to accommodate Lombardi
, who preached loyalty, hard work and dedication to his
wanted everybody to know that the Big Red Machine was back when he
arrived in town.
That is, until more green was waved in front of his
face by Hinsdale Central.
With all due respect, I want to know what made Lavorato and Lombardi
such hot coaching commodities.
I like Lavorato and Lombardi
"That was a big play," Homewood-Flossmoor coach Tony Lombardi said."That play showed why he is such a good football player."
"Spieth is an exceptional player," Lombardi
"Hopefully, we get in," Lombardi
said."We're still growing but we need to continue to have the mental toughness that we had today."
Providence 49, St. Viator 0
H-F's Barnes named Offensive POY
When former Homewood-Flossmoor football coach Tony Lombardi resigned from his post after the 2002 season, Vikings quarterback Freddie Barnes was hardly pleased.