Bill Belichick is a professional football coach from the United States. Bill Belichick is currently the head coach of the New England Patriots of NFL.
Table of Biography
Bill Belichick was born William Stephen Belichick on 16th April 1952. He stepped into this world in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. By this, he is 70 years old as of 2022 and American by nationality. Similarly, he follows Christianity and was born under the birth sign of Aries.
Moving on towards his family members, he was born to his father Stephen Neckolas Belichick, and his mother Jeannette. His father was an American football player and a coach. Likewise, his paternal grandparents are Ivan Biličić and Marija. Similarly, he spent his childhood in Annapolis, Maryland.
Talking about his educational status, he did his schooling at Annapolis High School in 1970. He played football and lacrosse in his school. After this, he joined Phillips Academy in Massachusetts for a postgraduate year. In 2011, the school honored him by inducting him into its Athletics Hall of Honor, for 40 years later. In addition, the football coach also attended Wesleyan University where he received his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1975.
Professional Life and Career
Following graduation, Belichick began working as an assistant to Baltimore Colts head coach Bill Belichick. He became an assistant special teams coach for the Detroit Lions in 1976.
In 1979, Belichick began a 12-year run as a defensive assistant and special teams coach with the New York Giants, working alongside head coach Ray Perkins. In 1980, he added linebackers coaching to his responsibilities, and in 1985, he was named defensive coordinator under Bill Parcells, who had replaced Perkins in 1983. Following the 1986 and 1990 seasons, the Giants won Super Bowls XXI and XXV.
Furthermore, he worked as the head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1991 to 1995. After being fired by the Cleveland Browns, he returned to the Patriots as an assistant head coach and defensive backs coach for the 1996 season.
Belichick was named interim head coach of the Jets in February 1997. The Patriots finished the regular season 5–11 and missed the playoffs in 2000. They won the Super Bowl in 2001 after going 11–5 in the regular season and defeating the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers. Likewise, the Patriots went 9–7 the following season, their first match in Gillette Stadium, and missed the playoffs.
The Patriots concluded with a 14–2 record in 2004, and they advanced to the Divisional Round by defeating the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots ended the 2006 season with a 12–4 record and a 37–16 win over the New York Jets in the Wild Card Round.
Belichick led the Patriots to their first-ever flawless regular season in 2007. In the first quarter of the Patriots’ 2008 season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Tom Brady suffered a season-ending injury. Matt Cassel, the backup quarterback, has been designated the starter for the rest of the season. Belichick led the Patriots to another AFC East division win with a 10–6 record in 2009, this time with a completely healthy Tom Brady as the starting quarterback.
Belichick and the Patriots had a 14–2 record in 2010, a 13–3 record in 2011, a 2-2 record in 2012, 12-4 in 2015, 14-2 in 2016, and 13-3 in 2017. On May 13, 2019, Belichick revealed that he would be the new head coach of the New England Patriots.
Regarding his net worth, he has made a huge amount of wealth from his football career. As of the wiki sites, he currently has an estimated net worth of $60 million US dollars.
In 1977, Belichick married Debby Clarke, a businesswoman, but the couple split in the summer of 2006. The couple is the parents of three children named Amanda, Brian, and Stephen. They supposedly split up before the 2004 season, as the Patriots revealed in July 2005. Likewise, he was also accused of being in a relationship with Sharon Shenocca which contributed to her divorce. Moreover, Linda Holliday, the Executive Director of the Bill Belichick Foundation, has been Belichick’s girlfriend since 2007.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Enhancing his body measurements, he has maintained a fit and attractive body. Talking of his height, the coach is 5 feet 11 inches or 1.8 meters tall. Also, he has a bodyweight of 88 kg or 195 pounds. In addition, he has grey hair with a pair of stunning light blue eyes.
When it comes to his social media handles, he is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has 17k followers on Facebook, 11.2k followers on Instagram and more than 839 followers on his Twitter account.