New England Pats HC Bill Belichick in 2017 game
|Date of birth||April 16 1952|
|Place of birth||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.|
|New England Patriots — No. N/A|
|College||Wesleyan University (CT)(1977) |
|Notable career highlights||2× Super Bowl champion as assistant coach (XXI, XXV) (As defensive coordinator)|
|Awards||3× AP NFL Coach of the Year (as head coach, 2003, 2007, 2010) |
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
|Regular season||250-118 (.679 Win %)|
|Postseason||28-11 (718. Win %)|
|Career coaching record||278-129 (.683 Win %)|
|5× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI)|
|7 total as coach|
|Coaching stats||Pro Football Reference|
|Career player statistics (if any)|
|Team(s) as a player (if any)|
|Team(s) as a coach/administrator (if any)|
|Baltimore Colts (Special assistant)|
Detroit Lions (Asst. special teams coach)
Detroit Lions (Receivers coach)
Denver Broncos (Asst. special teams coach / Def. assistant)
New York Giants (Special teams / Def. assistant)
New York Giants (Linebackers / special teams coach)
New York Giants (Defensive coordinator)
Cleveland Browns (Head coach)
New England Patriots (Asst. HC & defensive backs coach)
New York Jets (Asst HC & defensive coordinator)
New England Patriots (Head coach)
William Stephen "Bill" Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is the current coach of the New England Patriots. He is the only head coach in NFL History to win three Super Bowls in a four year period. In 2007, he became the first coach to coach his team to 16-0. He has been named the Associated Press's Coach of the Year twice: in 2003 and 2007. His first Head Coaching job was with the Cleveland Browns. Despite his later success, he only had a single winning season in Cleveland.
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Belichick was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and was raised in Annapolis, Maryland. His father was former Detroit Lions Fullback Steve Belichick. Bill played Center and Tight end for Wesleyan University.
Coaching Career[edit | edit source]
Baltimore Colts[edit | edit source]
Detroit Lions[edit | edit source]
From 1976 - 1977 he serves as the Special Teams Coach for the Detroit Lions, the team that his father had played for. Tight Ends and Wide Receivers were added to his specialties in his second year with the team.
Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]
After leaving the Lions, he spent a year as the Bronco's Assistant Special Teams Coach, and Defensive Assistant.
New York Giants[edit | edit source]
In 1979, he began a twelve year career with the New York Giants alongside Head Coach Ray Perkins as a defensive assistant, and special teams coach. In 1985 he was named Defensive Coordinator by Head Coach Bill Parcels. He won two Super Bowls with the Giants. His defensive game plan of his last Super Bowl with the Giants is now in the Hall of Fame.
Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]
In 1991, Bill Belichick got his first job as head coach, with the Cleveland Browns. Over the course of five seasons, he went 36-44-0. He is currently the last coach to win a Playoff Game with the Cleveland Browns. But soon, the team would move to Baltimore, and Belichick would resign.
New England Patriots[edit | edit source]
In 1996, Belichick was named assistant head coach, and defensive backs coach, by his former mentor, Bill Parcels. The team made it to the AFC Championship Game, but lost to the Green Bay Packers. Though his stint with the Patriots would be short, he'd be back.
New York Jets[edit | edit source]
The very next season, Belichick moved to the New York Jets along with his head coach Bill Parcells, and much of the rest of the Patriots assistant coaches. He served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Jets from 1997 - 1999. When Parcells stepped down as Head Coach, the Jets were prepared to name Belichick Head Coach. But during the press announcement for what was supposed to be Belichick taking over the Jets, he announced his resignation, leaving the job to Al Groh. The move was one that greatly upset the Jets, especially as Belichick was still under contract. The Patriots were forced to give up compensation -- a 1st round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. They used the pick to trade up with the San Francisco 49ers, and picked Shaun Ellis.
New England Patriots[edit | edit source]
It was with the New England Patriots that Belichick would become the feared coach that he is today. With the Patriots, he's won three Super Bowls. To date, he's only had one losing season with the team, which was his first year with the team.
Head coaching record[edit | edit source]
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|CLE||1991||6||10||0||.375||3rd in AFC Central||-||-||-||-|
|CLE||1992||7||9||0||.438||3rd in AFC Central||-||-||-||-|
|CLE||1993||7||9||0||.438||3rd in AFC Central||-||-||-||-|
|CLE||1994||11||5||0||.688||2nd in AFC Central||1||1||.500||Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Divisional Playoff|
|CLE||1995||5||11||0||.313||4th in AFC Central||-||-||-||-|
|NE||2000||5||11||0||.313||4th in AFC East||-||-||-||-|
|NE||2001||11||5||0||.688||1st in AFC East||3||0||1.000||Super Bowl XXXVI Champions|
|NE||2002||9||7||0||.563||2nd in AFC East||-||-||-||-|
|NE||2003||14||2||0||.875||1st in AFC East||3||0||1.000||Super Bowl XXXVIII Champions|
|NE||2004||14||2||0||.875||1st in AFC East||3||0||1.000||Super Bowl XXXIX Champions|
|NE||2005||10||6||0||.625||1st in AFC East||1||1||.500||Lost to Denver Broncos in AFC Divisional Playoff|
|NE||2006||12||4||0||.750||1st in AFC East||2||1||.667||Lost to Indianapolis Colts in AFC Championship Game|
|NE||2007||16||0||0||1.000||1st in AFC East||2||1||.667||Lost to New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII|
|NE||2008||11||5||0||.688||2nd in AFC East||-||-||-||-|
|NE||2009||10||6||0||.625||1st in AFC East||0||1||.000||Lost to Baltimore Ravens in Wild Card Playoff|