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Bill Belichick is an American football coach who serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Similarly, he exercises extensive authority over the Patriots’ football operations, effectively making him the team’s general manager as well. Moreover, he holds numerous coaching records, including winning a record six Super Bowls as the head coach of the New England Patriots, and two more as defensive coordinator for the New York Giants.
Belichick was born on April 16, 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Jeannette (Munn) and Steve Belichick (born Stephen Biličić). Likewise, Belichick is of Croatian ancestry, and his paternal grandparents, Ivan Biličić and Marija (Mary) Barković. Moreover, emigrated from the Croatian village of Draganić, Karlovac since 1897, settling in Monessen, Pennsylvania.
Early coaching positions
After graduating, Belichick took a $25-per-week job as an assistant to Baltimore Colts head coach Ted Marchibroda in 1975. Since 1976, he joined the Detroit Lions as their assistant special teams coach before adding tight ends. And wide receivers to his coaching duties in 1977. Moreover, he spent the 1978 season with the Denver Broncos as their assistant special teams coach and defensive assistant.
Nick Saban and Belichick are good friends. When Belichick spoke about their relationship, he said: “Two successful Croats in the same division of NFL. You must admit, you don’t see that every day.” Since May 2018, President Donald Trump appointed Belichick to be a member of his Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.
Belichick was married to Debby Clarke, but they divorced in the summer of 2006. Since 2007, Belichick has been in a relationship with Linda Holliday who also serves as Executive Director of Belichick’s namesake foundation.
- Full Name: William Stephen Belichick
- Date of Birth: April 16, 1952
- Age: 67 years
- Birth Place: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
- Height: 1.8 m
- Spouse: Debby Clarke Belichick (since m 1977–2006)
- Regular season: 273–126 (.684)
- Past teams coached: New York Jets (Assistant Head Coach – Defense, since 1997–1999), MORE
- Children: Stephen Belichick, Amanda Belichick, Brian Belichick
- Position: Head coach
- College: Wesleyan University
- Net Worth: $35 Million
- Salary: $7.5 Million
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