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Former Packers coach Lindy Infante passes away at 75

The 1989 Coach of the Year died Thursday in his home state of Florida.

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A Green Bay Packers family lost a member Thursday morning. Gelindo "Lindy" Infante, the coach who led Green Bay from 1988-'91, passed away Thursday morning in his native state of Florida. He was 75 years old.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Infante fell at his home last week, breaking four ribs. When doctors performed X-rays and other tests, they discovered that the former coach had a serious case of pneumonia. His final days were spent at Northeast Hospice of Florida.

Infante served as perhaps the most successful Packers coach between the Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren eras. He garnered Coach of the Year honors in 1989 after the team finished with a 10-6 record. He also served as head coach with the Indianapolis Colts from 1996-'97, winning nine games his first season. However, Infante may be best remembered for his role in the infamous "Instant Replay Game" of 1989, a last second victory over the archrival Chicago Bears.

Jason B. Hirschhorn covers the Green Bay Packers for Acme Packing Company. He also serves as an NFL writer for SB Nation and Sports on Earth and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.