He traveled to the Middle East (Bahrain, UAE, Qatar, USS Nassau) in the spring of '08 with college football coaches to visit United States military troops.
He is the author of a 2006 autobiography (written with Vic Carucci) titled "No Excuses: One Man's Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame."
He was the winner of the 2005 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.
He has been to four Super Bowls, three with New England and one with the NY Giants.
He is married to Maura Grasso, and has 2 children.
He graduated from Notre Dame in 1978.
He is the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.