Since joining the Patriots in 2000, Belichick has won 72% of his games, making a record 10 Super Bowl appearances with an equal number of wins and losses. Belichick is the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowl championships in four years.
The Patriots entered the 2018 Super Bowl as favorites, being the defending champions and having won the franchise the previous two seasons. However, their superb run at the Super Bowl didn’t count for them as they lost to the would-be underdogs, the Philadelphia Eagles.
William Stephen Belichick was born on April 16, 1952, Nashville, Tennessee to Jeannette Munn and Steve Belichick. His father was a football assistant at the US Naval Academy and was one of Bill’s most important football mentors. Belichick graduated from Annapolis High School in 1970, where he played football and lacrosse, the latter being his favorite. He enrolled for a graduate year at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, with the goal of improving his grades and test scores in order to gain admission to a good college.
Belichick then attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1975. Besides playing on the football team, he also played lacrosse and squash. After graduating, his first job was assistant to Baltimore Colts head coach Ted Marchibroda in 1975. He then became an assistant coach with the Detroit Lions for two years and then the Denver Broncos for the season 1978. In 1979, he joined the New York Giants for a 12-year stint as a defensive assistant and special teams coach. Between 1991 and 1995, he was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
Bill Belichick’s first stint with the Patriots was assistant head coach and defensive backs coach in the 1996 season. He joined the New York Jets in 1997 as the team’s assistant head coach and defensive coordinator . Although still under contract with the Jets, Belichick was hired as a head coach by the Patriots in 2000. The Patriots gave the Jets a first-round pick as compensation.
Belichick was inducted into the Wesleyan College Athletics Hall of Honor in 2008. He was also inducted into the Athletics Hall of Honor at another alma mater, Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts, in 2011.
Bill Belichick’s Girlfriend
Bill Belichick is currently in a relationship with Linda Holliday. The couple started dating shortly after they met in 2007 at a Florida nightclub. Linda Holliday is from Jupiter, Florida and is the mother of twin daughters, Ashley and Katie Hess.
Linda Holliday was a television personality and also owned a clothing store. She is currently Executive Director of the Bill Belichick Foundation. The foundation was established on Belichick’s 60th birthday and helps underprivileged young people around the world. Since awarding scholarships to Annapolis High School in Belichick, the foundation has expanded overseas.
The couple were reportedly engaged in 2014 when Holliday started wearing a diamond ring on her left ring finger. After much speculation, she simply moved the ring to her right hand in order to quell the rumors. The couple have been together for so long with so many public appearances that many assume they are married. Between them, Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday have 5 children, but none together.
Before his ten-year relationship with LindaHolliday, Bill Belichick had been married to Debby Clarke for 28 years. Bill and Debby had met in high school. However, their marriage ended in 2006, a year before he met his current partner, Linda Holliday.
Debby Clarke currently runs interior design in Massachusetts even as two of her children with Belichick now work for the Patriots. Their three children all had brilliant coaching careers. It looks like the training is going down the line of Belichick.
Bill Belichick’s Son and Daughter
Bill Belichick has three children with his ex-wife Debby; two sons Brian and Stephen and daughter Amanda. Like his own father, Bill Belichick tried to advise his children to consider other professions outside of coaching. However, it didn’t work out as all of his children followed him into the coaching profession. Belichick’s three children, like their father, ended up playing lacrosse in college.
Bill’s oldest son, Stephen, is now the Patriots safety coach after playing both lacrosse and college football. In 2016, Stephen Belichick welcomed a daughter, Blakely Rose, making Bill a grandfather.
The youngest son, Brian also joined the Patriotscoaching staff as an assistant during the 2017 off-season after previously working as a scouting assistant. Brian attended Trinity College, Connecticut, where he also played lacrosse.
The only daughter in the family, Amanda Belichick, is the head coach of the Holy Cross women’s lacrosse team. No one in this family seems interested in doing anything different.
With the many years of hard work he put in. His passion for coaching and bringing his team to the winning side at all times, is said to have a net worth of around $35 million. Along with the huge net worth he has amassed, an annual salary of $7.5 million makes Belichick one of the highest paid coaches in the sports world.
Bill Belichick stands at a height of 5 feet 11. His chest measurement is 40 inches. His bicep measures 14 inches in circumference and his waist measures 34 inches. It weighs about 92 kg.
Bill Belichick is currently 65 years old.