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Bill Belichick
Belichick.jpg
Belichick walking onto the field before
a Pats game in 2013.
New England Patriots
Position:  Head coach
Personal information
Born:  April 16 1953 (1953-04-16) (age 68)
  Nashville, Tennessee
Listed height:  5 ft 11 in (1.55 m)
Coaching Record
239-87-0
(As of 2020 season Week 8)
Coaching career
Championships:  6 Super Bowl wins
Best record:  14-2
 (2003,2004, & 2016)
Years active:  1975-present
Career information
High school:  Annapolis (MD)
College:  Weslyan (CT)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
NFL coaching records
  • Most Super Bowl wins: 6
  • Most Super Bowl appearances: 9
  • Most NFL championships: 6 (tied)
  • Most playoff wins: 31
External links
Stats at Pro-football-reference

William Stephen "Bill" Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is an American professional football coach who is currently the Head coach of the New England Patriots, He also unofficially serves as the teams General Manager. 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

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

Baltimore Colts

Belichick served as an assistant coach to the Baltimore Colts in 1975 under Head Coach Ed Marchibroada.

Detroit Lions

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

After leaving the Lions, he spent a year as the Bronco's Assistant Special Teams Coach, and Defensive Assistant.

New York Giants

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

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

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

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

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

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 - - - -
CLE Total 36 44 0 .450 1 1 .500
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
NE 2010 1 0 0 1.000 - - -

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NE Total

113 48 0 .708 14 4 .778
Total 149 92 0 .618 15 5 .750

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