Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick


4/16/1952, Nashville, Tennessee

Birth Name

William Stephen Belichick


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If you're a Patriots fan, thank Robert Kraft.If it wasn't for Robert Kraft, you would not have Bill Belichick as your Head Coach. If you didn't have Belichick, there would be no Super Bowls trophies residing in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Belichick is widely regarded as not only the best…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Bill Belichick is a big Bon Jovi fan.

    • Bill Belichick is Croatian-American.

    • On October 28, 2006, Bill Belichick's son, Stephen Belichick, 19, was arrested for one count of marijuana possession and placed on probation for six months.

    • Bill Belichick has had on his staff three coaches who have gone on to become head coaches of NCAA football teams: Charlie Weis for Notre Dame, Kirk Ferentz for Iowa, and Pat Hill for Fresno State.

    • Bill Belichick has had on his staff three coaches who have gone on to become head coaches of other NFL teams: Romeo Crennel for the Cleveland Browns, Eric Mangini for the New York Jets, and Nick Saban for the Miami Dolphins.

    • On September 10, 2006, Bill Belichick had his 100th career regular season victory in a game against the Buffalo Bills where the New England Patriots won 19-17.

    • Bill Belichick has three children with his ex-wife, Debby. He has two sons, Stephen and Brian, and a daughter, Amanda.

    • As of 2006, Bill Belichick is the only head coach in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in four years.

    • In 2004, after having won his second Super Bowl in three years, Bill Belichick was among Time Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful and Influential People in the World.

    • Bill Belichick's father, the late Steve Belichick, played for the Detroit Lions as fullback in 1941, and went on to become assistant coach for the United States Naval Academy football team from 1956-1989.

    • Bill Belichick was head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1991-1995. When hired in 1991 at the age of 37, he was the youngest NFL head coach. In his final year with the Browns, owner of the team, Art Modell, announced that the team would be moving to Baltimore.

    • At Wesleyan University, Bill Belichick played center/tight end for the football team. He also participated in squash and lacrosse, being the captain of the lacrosse team his senior year.

    • Bill Belichick attended Annapolis High School, Annapolis, MD, graduating in 1970, then Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, graduating in 1971, and Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, graduating in 1975 with a degree in economics.

    • Bill Belichick entered the NFL in 1975 as a coaching assistant for the Baltimore Colts.

    • Bill Belichick also has had Super Bowl championships as assistant coach to Bill Parcells for the New York Giants in 1986 and 1990 in Super Bowls XXI and XXV respectively. In 1996, he was assistant coach to Bill Parcells for the New England Patriots, who lost to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI.

    • The New England Patriots have won Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXIV in 2002, 2003, and 2005 respectively, all with Bill Belichick as head coach.

    • Bill Belichick was awarded the 2005 ESPY for Best Coach/Manager.

    • As of 2006, Bill Belichick has won more consecutive games than any coach in NFL history.

    • Had a cameo appearance on the Rescue Me episode "Hell" as a funeral guest. Originally on set to visit friends Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke, he was given a line in the episode as well.

  • Quotes

    • Bill Belichick: You can play hard. You can play aggressive. You can give 120%, but if one guy is out of position then someone's running through the line of scrimmage and he's going to gain a bunch of yards.

    • Bill Belichick: (Upon winning the 2005 Super Bowl) We're happy that we did it, and I'll leave the historical comparisons to everyone else.

    • Bill Belichick: (On the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction) We didn't see [it]. We were in the locker room... Nobody kept us abreast of that.

    • Bill Belichick: (on what he looks for in a player) That's really what you're looking for out of any player, is somebody that can be dependable, can be consistent and can do things right on a basis that you can really count on.

    • Bill Belichick: (on the most important aspect of dealing with players) Be direct with them. Don't tell them what they want to hear, but rather the way that it is.

    • Bill Belichick: (on being called "the best coach in the NFL") "I don't really care about that. I'm really concerned about what our team does. We all have a job to do here—players, coaches, assistant coaches, trainers, everybody—and our focus is to try to put the best team on the field and to be competitive. Obviously, I appreciate a compliment, but what it comes down to is how our team performs against the opponent that we're playing against. There are a lot of things in this game that I can't do, and there are a lot of things in this game that other players, or other coaches, can't do either. They just have to do their job."

    • Bill Belichick: (on his cameo appearance on "Rescue Me" with former Boston Bruin Phil Esposito) "Denis was very gracious about the whole thing. He kind of stuffed me in there with Phil, it was great."

    • Bill Belichick: (on his cameo appearance on "Rescue Me") It was a lot of fun. Denis and Lenny are great guys. It was a lot of laughs.

  • Great football coach but a jerk as a human!

    Bill Belichick will go down as a great football coach but as a human being if you saw in interviews and most of all that one second left in Super Bowl XLII where he and the team walked off the field as a bunch of sore losers. As not one of his players went to congraulate the winners, the NY Giants. Plus, the spygate incident that will haunt him probably for the rest of his life. And that he really is a jerk as a human. Sorry if I offend any fans of his but doubt that he does have any fans since he got caught cheating and is a sore loser.moreless
  • Best coach in the NFL

    I remember when the Patriots hired Bill Belichick...I was nervous because all the talk was about how poorly he coached the Browns. Cleveland fans would call into the local sports radio station and laugh, saying we were in for a lot of trouble and the Patriots would be going downhill. Looking back, I wonder if those same Cleveland fans remember what they said, and wish they had Belichick coaching their team (instead of one of his former assistants). Make no mistake about it - I know Belichick would NOT be as successful without Tom Brady. But no one prepares his players for games, or can scheme an opposing team or player, like Belichick. He has an amazing memory for plays and tendencies, and uses that to his advantage. Bill Parcells, in my opinion, would never have won his Super Bowls with the Giants if it were not for Belichick. So I feel that Belichick is without a doubt one of the best ever to coach in the NFL, and he will absolutely be in the Hall of Fame one day.moreless