Former Packers head coach Lindy Infante dies at 75

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Lindy Infante

27 Aug 1988: Head coach Lindy Infante of the Green Bay Packers in action during a preseason game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

Former Green Bay Packers coach Lindy Infante died on Thrusday in St. Augustine, Florida. 

Infante was 75-years-old.

Leroy Butler tweeted about Infante’s death Thursday morning saying, “RIP to my  former coach Lindy Infante.” 

According to Butler, Infante fell and broke four ribs, went to the hospital and then caught pneumonia. He was then put in hospice care.

He coached the Packers from 1988-1991.

Packers President and CEO released this statement: 

The Packers Family was saddened today to learn of the passing of Lindy Infante. Lindy’s 1989 team rekindled the enthusiasm of Packers fans with its exciting victories, and he and his wife, Stephanie, were very active in the community during their time in Green Bay. The organization’s sincere condolences go out to the entire Infante family.

According to Cliff Christl, a Packers team historian, Infante was “best remembered for leading his 1989 team to a 10-6 record, including four, down-to-the-wire one-point victories. They won seven of their 10 games by four points or less, including a controversial 14-13 triumph over the rival Chicago Bears in what will forever be remembered as “The Instant Replay Game.””

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