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Encyclopedia > Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick
Date of birth April 16, 1952 (1952-04-16) (age 55)
Place of birth Nashville, Tennessee
Position(s) Head Coach
College Wesleyan University
Career Highlights
Awards 2x AP NFL Coach of the Year (2003, 2007)
Regular Season 127-81-0
Postseason 15-4
Career Record 142-85-0
Super Bowl
      Wins
2004 Super Bowl XXXIX
2003 Super Bowl XXXVIII
2001 Super Bowl XXXVI
Championships
      Won
2007 AFC Championship
2004 AFC Championship
2003 AFC Championship
2001 AFC Championship
Stats
Coaching Stats Pro Football Reference
Coaching Stats DatabaseFootball
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1975

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1977


1978



1979


1980-1984


1985-1990

1991-1995

1996


1997-1999


2000-present
Baltimore Colts
(Special Assistant)
Detroit Lions
(Assistant Special Teams Coach)
Detroit Lions
(Wide Receivers Coach)
(Tight Ends Coach)
Denver Broncos
(Assistant Special Teams Coach)
(Defensive Assistant)
New York Giants
(Special Teams Coach)
(Defensive Assistant)
New York Giants
(Linebackers Coach)
(Special Teams Coach)
New York Giants
(Defensive Coordinator)
Cleveland Browns
(Head Coach)
New England Patriots
(Assistant Head Coach)
(Defensive Backs Coach)
New York Jets
(Assistant Head Coach)
(Defensive Backs Coach)
New England Patriots
(Head Coach)

William Stephen Belichick (born April 16, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is the American football head coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After spending his first 15 seasons in the league as an assistant coach, Belichick got his first head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns in 1991. Of his five seasons coaching Cleveland, only one featured a winning record, and Belichick did not get another head coaching opportunity until 2000 with the Patriots. Since then, Belichick has coached the Patriots to four Super Bowls; three victories in Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XXXIX and a loss in Super Bowl XLII. He was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year twice, for the 2003 and 2007 seasons. During the 2007 season, Belichick was penalized by the NFL for his involvement in the illegal videotaping of opponents' defensive signals, referred to in the press as Spygate. 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Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... 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City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... 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Early life

Belichick was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and raised in Annapolis, where his father Steve Belichick, a former Detroit Lions player and ethnic Croat, was an assistant football coach at the United States Naval Academy. After graduating from Annapolis High School he attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts for a postgraduate year. Belichick subsequently attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where he played center/tight end. In addition to being a member of the football team, he also played lacrosse and squash, serving as the captain of the lacrosse team during his senior season. He is a member of Chi Psi fraternity and graduated in 1975 with a degree in economics. Nashville redirects here. ... Annapolis redirects here. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Languages Croatian Religions Predominantly Roman Catholic Related ethnic groups Slavs South Slavs Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a South Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... // Annapolis High School is located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland on Riva Road, near the city of Annapolis. ... Phillips Academy (also known as Phillips Andover or simply P.A. or Andover) is a co-educational University preparatory school for boarding and day students in grades 9-12. ... This article is about the Massachusetts town. ... Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college founded in 1831 and located in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Nickname: Forest City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Midstate Region Incorporated (town) 1651 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1923 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano Area    - City 42. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... Squash racquet and ball Players in a glass-backed squash court International Squash Singles Court, as specified by the World Squash Federation Squash is an indoor racquet sport that was formerly called Squash racquets, a reference to the squashable soft ball used in the game (compared with the harder ball... Chi Psi, ΧΨ is a fraternity consisting of more than 30 chapters (known as alphas) at American colleges and universities. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ...


Coaching career

Early coaching positions

After graduating, he took a $25-per-week job as an assistant to Baltimore Colts head coach Ted Marchibroda in 1975. In 1976, Belichick joined the Detroit Lions as their assistant special teams coach before adding tight ends and wide receivers to his coaching duties in 1978. He then spent one year in 1978 with the Denver Broncos as their assistant special teams coach and defensive assistant. Belichick then began his 12-year stint with the New York Giants and head coach Ray Perkins in 1979 as a defensive assistant and special teams coach. He added linebackers coaching to his duties in 1980 and was named defensive coordinator in 1985 under head coach Bill Parcells, who had replaced Perkins in 1983. The Giants won Super Bowls following the 1986 and 1990 seasons. His defensive game plan from the New York Giants' 20-19 upset of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV is now in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as is his defensive game plan from the Patriots' 20-17 win over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. The Indianapolis Colts are a professional football team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Ted Marchibroda was head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1975 to 1979 and again after they became the Indianapolis Colts from 1992 to 1995. ... The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, White[1] Mascot Thunder II (live horse) Miles (person in costume suit) Personnel Owner Pat Bowlen... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Ray Perkins (born Starkville, Mississippi circa 1943 ) was an American football player and coach. ... The 1979 NFL season was the 60th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article relates to sports. ... The 1980 NFL season was the 61st regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1985 NFL season was the 66th regular season of the National Football League. ... Duane Charles Bill Parcells (born August 22, 1941 in Englewood, New Jersey), nicknamed The Big Tuna, is a retired American football head coach, last coaching the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... Date January 27, 1991 Stadium Tampa Stadium City Tampa, Florida MVP Ottis Anderson, Running back Favorite Bills by 6 National anthem Whitney Houston Coin toss Pete Rozelle Referee Jerry Seeman Halftime show New Kids on the Block Attendance 73,813 TV in the United States Network ABC Announcers Al Michaels... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... City St. ... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX...


Cleveland Browns

From 1991 until 1995, Belichick was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. During his tenure in Cleveland he compiled a 36-44 record, leading the team to its most recent playoff game win in 1994. Based on his performance, many fans in Cleveland think of him as an uncommunicative, dictatorial and arrogant coach who made many questionable moves, including benching and then cutting much-beloved quarterback Bernie Kosar in 1993 in order to replace him with Vinny Testaverde, a move that sparked great controversy in the area. In Belichick's last season in Cleveland the Browns finished 5-11. In November of that year Browns owner Art Modell announced he would move the team to Baltimore after the season. Belichick was fired early in February 1996.[1] Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Browns redirects here. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Bernard Joseph Kosar, Jr. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Vincent Frank Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues New England Patriots. ... Arthur B. Modell (born June 23, 1925, Brooklyn, New York) is a former National Football League team owner of the Cleveland Browns from 1961-1995 and the Baltimore Ravens from 1996-2004. ...


New England Patriots (1996)

After leaving Cleveland, Belichick served under Parcells again as assistant head coach and defensive backs coach with the Patriots for the 1996 season. The Patriots finished with an 11-5 record, won the AFC championship, but lost to the Green Bay Packers at Super Bowl XXXI. Packers redirects here. ... Date January 26, 1997 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Desmond Howard, Kick Returner/Punt Returner Favorite Packers by 14 National anthem Luther Vandross Coin toss Past Super Bowl winning coaches: Hank Stram, Mike Ditka, Tom Flores, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, George Seifert Referee Gerald Austin Halftime show...


New York Jets

Soon after Super Bowl XXXI, Belichick (and most of the Patriots assistant coaches) migrated with Parcells to the New York Jets. Belichick served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the Jets from 1997 to 1999. When Parcells stepped down as head coach in 1999, Belichick became the new Jets head coach. However, Belichick's introduction to the media the following day turned out to be a surprise resignation announcement. Before taking the podium, he scrawled a resignation note on a sheet of loose leaf paper that read, in its entirety, "I resign as HC of the NYJ." He then delivered a half-hour speech explaining his resignation to the assembled press corps.[2] City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The 1997 NFL season was the 78th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... Generally used to describe a piece of notebook paper that is not connected to a spiral notebook. ...


Shortly afterward, he accepted an offer from the Patriots to become their new head coach, who had previously tried to hire him away from the Jets. Parcells and the Jets claimed that Belichick was still under contract, and demanded compensation from the Patriots. NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue agreed, and the Patriots gave the Jets a first-round draft pick in 2000 in exchange for the right to hire Belichick.[3] Paul John Tagliabue (born November 24, 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey) was the Commissioner of the National Football League. ... The 2000 National Football League Draft started off with Penn State teammates Courtney Brown and LaVar Arrington being selected consecutively, they are the only Penn State players to go number one and two. ...


New England Patriots

Bill Belichick was named New England Patriots head coach in 2000, succeeding Pete Carroll. The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2000 season with a record of five wins and eleven losses, and finished last in the AFC East division. ... Peter C. Carroll (born September 15, 1951, in San Francisco, California) is the current head coach of the University of Southern California Trojans football team, having held that position since 2001. ...


2000 season

The Patriots went 5-11 in the regular season and missed the playoffs. To date, this is Bill Belichick's only losing season with the Patriots. The NFL playoffs following the 2000 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXV. // at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida Game time: 12:30 p. ...


2001 season

The Patriots went 11-5 in the regular season, and defeated the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers on the way to the Super Bowl. In Super Bowl XXXVI, Belichick's defense held the St. Louis Rams' offense, which had averaged 31 points during the season, to 17 points, and the Patriots won on a last second field goal by Adam Vinateri. The win was the first Super Bowl championship in Patriots history. City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Steelers redirects here. ... Date February 3, 2002 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback (New England) Favorite Rams by 14 National anthem Mariah Carey Coin toss George H. W. Bush and Roger Staubach Referee Bernie Kukar Halftime show U2 Attendance 72,922 TV in the United States Network FOX... City St. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


2002 season

The Patriots went 9-7 and missed the playoffs. The NFL playoffs following the 2002 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVII. Prior to the 2002-03 season, the league realigned the teams into eight divisions (four in each conference). ...


2003 season

The Patriots' season started with a 31-0 loss to the Buffalo Bills in week 1 a few days after they released team defense captain Lawyer Milloy. The team went on to win 14 out of their remaining 15 games, including the last twelve of the regular season. In the final week of the regular season the Patriots avenged their loss to the Bills by the same 31-0 score. They defeated the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional round. Playing against the Indianapolis Colts and Co-MVP Peyton Manning (Steve McNair of the Titans was also Co-MVP) the Pats recorded 4 interceptions, and advanced to Super Bowl XXXVIII, where they defeated the Carolina Panthers 32-29 on a late Adam Vinatieri field goal. Belichick also was awarded with the NFL Coach of the Year Award. For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... Lawyer Milloy (born November 14, 1973 in St. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... The NFL playoffs following the 2003 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXVIII. Beginning with the 2003-04 season, the NFL changed the selection procedures regarding officials for playoffs games. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Royal Blue, White Mascot Blue Personnel Owner Jim Irsay General Manager Bill Polian Head Coach Tony Dungy... The NFL Most Valuable Player Award is given by various entities, most notably the Associated Press, to the player who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. ... Steve LaTreal McNair (born February 14, 1973), nicknamed Air McNair, is an American professional football player who spent 11 years as a quarterback for the Tennessee Titans (formerly Houston Oilers), until he was traded in June 2006 to the Baltimore Ravens. ... Date February 1, 2004 Stadium Reliant Stadium City Houston, Texas MVP Tom Brady, Quarterback Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Beyoncé Coin toss Earl Campbell, Ollie Matson, Don Maynard, Y.A. Tittle, Mike Singletary, Gene Upshaw Referee Ed Hochuli Halftime show Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Outkast, P. Diddy, Kid Rock... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... Adam Matthew Vinatieri (born December 28, 1972 in Yankton, South Dakota) is an American football placekicker currently playing for the Indianapolis Colts. ... The NFL Coach of the Year Award is presented annually by the Associated Press to the NFL coach who has done the most outstanding job of working with the talent he has at his disposal. ...


2004 season

The Patriots once again went 14-2, and defeated the Colts in the AFC divisional round. They opened the season at 6-0, which combined with the 12 straight wins to end the previous regular season, broke the record for most wins in a row, formerly held by the Miami Dolphins during and just after their perfect 1972 season, with 18 straight wins. They defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game. In Super Bowl XXXIX the Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles and became only the second team to win 3 Super Bowls in 4 Years. Belichick is the only coach to accomplish this feat. Charlie Weis left for the University of Notre Dame following the game, and Romeo Crennel became the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966–1969) Eastern Division (1966–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC East (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Aqua, Coral, Navy, White Mascot T. D. Personnel Owner H. Wayne Huizenga (50%) and Stephen M. Ross (50%) General Manager... In the National Football League, a Perfect Season has only been accomplished by the 1972 Miami Dolphins, who had an undefeated campaign led by coach Don Shula and notable teammates Bob Griese, Earl Morrall and Larry Csonka (among many others). ... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Charles Joseph (Charlie) Weis (born March 30, 1956 in Middlesex, New Jersey) is the head coach of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Romeo Crennel (born June 18, 1947 in Lynchburg, Virginia) has been the head coach of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League since February 8, 2005. ... Browns redirects here. ...


2005 season

With a new defensive coordinator in Eric Mangini and no named offensive coordinator, the Patriots went 10-6 and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card round before losing to the Denver Broncos in the divisional round. Eric Mangini (born January 19, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut) is the current head coach of the New York Jets of the NFL. At the age of 35, he was the youngest head coach in the NFL, as well as the youngest coach in the four major North American sports, including... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002... The NFL playoffs following the 2005 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XL. After scrutiny in the Wild Card and Divisional rounds, the league reversed a three-year precedent, and returned to all star officiating crews for the Conference Championship games. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, White[1] Mascot Thunder II (live horse) Miles (person in costume suit) Personnel Owner Pat Bowlen...


2006 season

The Patriots went 12-4 and defeated the New York Jets in the Wild Card round. They then beat the San Diego Chargers the next week, before losing to the eventual Super Bowl XLI winner Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game 38-34. The Patriots led 21-3 mid-way during the second quarter, and the Colts comeback was the largest in AFC playoff history since the Bills recovered from a 35-3 halftime deficit to beat the Houston Oilers. City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... The National Football League playoffs following the 2006 National Football League season led up to Super Bowl XLI. // at RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana Game time: 4:30 p. ... Chargers redirects here. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Current uniform Team colors Royal Blue, White Mascot Blue Personnel Owner Jim Irsay General Manager Bill Polian Head Coach Tony Dungy...


2007 season

Bill Belichick led the Patriots to the first perfect regular season since the introduction of the 16-game regular season schedule in 1978, only the fourth team to do so in National Football League history after the 1934[4] and 1942 Chicago Bears[5] and 1972 Miami Dolphins. However, the Patriots were upset in Super Bowl XLII by the New York Giants [6] The Patriots failure to attain a "perfect season" (undefeated and untied, including playoffs) preserved the Miami Dolphins as the sole team to do so, having finished their 1972 regular season at 14-0 and having won three games in the playoffs. The only other team in professional football with a perfect season was the 1948 Cleveland Browns (14-0) of the then All-America Football Conference. No team in the former American Football League had a perfect season. The 2007 New England Patriots season was the 38th season for the team in the National Football League and 48th season overall. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966–1969) Eastern Division (1966–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC East (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Aqua, Coral, Navy, White Mascot T. D. Personnel Owner H. Wayne Huizenga (50%) and Stephen M. Ross (50%) General Manager...


Illegal sideline videotaping
Main article: Spygate

In an incident dubbed "Spygate",[7] on September 9 a Patriots video assistant was caught by NFL security filming the New York Jets' defensive signals from an on-field location. Jets coach Eric Mangini, a former Patriots assistant, tipped off league officials that the Patriots might have been filming their signals. After the game, the Jets formally complained to the league. The 2007 Formula One espionage controversy involves allegations made by the Ferrari Formula One team against a former employee (Nigel Stepney), a senior McLaren engineer, Mike Coughlan, and his wife Trudy Coughlan. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Eric Mangini (born January 19, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut) is the current head coach of the New York Jets of the NFL. At the age of 35, he was the youngest head coach in the NFL, as well as the youngest coach in the four major North American sports, including...


On September 13, Belichick was officially fined $500,000—the largest fine ever imposed on a coach in the league's 87-year history,[8] and the Patriots were also fined $250,000. Additionally, the Patriots forfeited their first round draft pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Goodell said that he fined the Patriots as a team because Belichick is effectively the team's general manager as well as head coach, and exercises so much control over the Patriots' on-field operations that "his actions and decisions are properly attributed to the club." Goodell considered suspending Belichick, but decided that taking away draft picks would be more severe in the long run.[9] is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2008 NFL Draft is scheduled to take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 26 and April 27, 2008. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ...


Belichick later issued a statement in which he apologized for what he called a "mistake" in his interpretation of the rules. However, he denied ever using videotape to gain an advantage while a game was underway.[10]


Despite this incident, Belichick was awarded the 2007 NFL Coach of the Year Award, as voted on by the Associated Press.[11] The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


Contract status

Although the Patriots are known for being secretive about the details of Belichick's contract,[12] an ESPN.com report indicated that the Patriots had extended Belichick's contract, before the season began, through at least the 2013 season. ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. ...


Overall record in New England

Under Belichick, the Patriots have gone 91-37 in eight seasons. The team has also gone 14-3 in the playoffs, and 3-1 in Super Bowls. They have also won five straight division titles (2003-2007) and six overall. The Patriots have also never lost to a regular season MVP in the playoffs (Kurt Warner in Super Bowl XXXVI, Peyton Manning and Steve McNair after the 2003 season, Manning in 2004, LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006). The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2007 season of the National Football League (NFL) is the 88th season played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971, Burlington, Iowa) is a professional American football quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ...


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 Wild card; lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Divisional Game.
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 in AFC Divisional Playoff
NE 2006 12 4 0 .750 1st in AFC East 2 1 .667 Lost to Indianapolis 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 Total 91 37 0 .711 14 3 .823
Total 127 81 0 .611 15 4 .789

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Coaching tree

As of February 14, 2007, seven members of Belichick's coaching tree were head coaches of either other NFL teams or NCAA Division I football programs: is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... // 1 : College Football - In a game remembered for its numerous trick plays, including a hook and lateral and a Statue of Liberty play, the Boise State Broncos defeat the Oklahoma Sooners 43-42 to win the Fiesta Bowl in dramatic fashion. ... A coaching tree is similar to a family tree except it shows the relationships of coaches instead of family members. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ...

In addition, eight former Belichick assistants now serve as coordinators, assistant head coaches, or executives for teams around the league: Romeo Crennel (born June 18, 1947 in Lynchburg, Virginia) has been the head coach of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League since February 8, 2005. ... Browns redirects here. ... Eric Mangini (born January 19, 1971 in Hartford, Connecticut) is the current head coach of the New York Jets of the NFL. At the age of 35, he was the youngest head coach in the NFL, as well as the youngest coach in the four major North American sports, including... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White, Jersey Jets Team colors Hunter green and white Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Nicholas Lou Saban (born October 31, 1951 in Fairmont, West Virginia) is an American college football coach and the current head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide. ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. ... Charles Joseph (Charlie) Weis (born March 30, 1956 in Middlesex, New Jersey) is the head coach of the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. ... For other universities and colleges named Notre Dame, see Notre Dame. ... Kirk Ferentz (born August 1, 1955, in Royal Oak, Michigan) is an American college football head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes. ... The University of Iowa, also commonly called Iowa or locally UI, is a major coeducational research university located on a 1,900-acre (8 km²) campus in Iowa City, Iowa, US, on the banks of the Iowa River in East Central Iowa. ... Al Groh (born July 13, 1944 in New York City, New York) is the current head coach of the University of Virginia college football team and the former head coach of the New York Jets of the NFL. Groh has over 38 years of professional and collegiate coaching experience; This... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Pat Hill (born December 17, 1951), is a college football coach. ... The campus on a sunny day The campus on a foggy morning California State University, Fresno, commonly referred to as Fresno State, is one of the campuses of California State University, located at the northeast edge of Fresno, California, at the foot of the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range. ...

Belichick has been known to cultivate ties with the collegiate branches of his coaching tree: in the 2005 NFL Draft, the Patriots drafted two players from Fresno State, while in the 2006 NFL Draft, the Patriots drafted one Notre Dame player, and then signed two more as free agents after the draft. Josh McDaniels is the current offensive coordinator and former quarterbacks coach for the NFLs New England Patriots. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Dean Pees (born September 4, 1949 in Dunkirk, Ohio) is the current American football defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Blue, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Scott Pioli Fight song None Mascot Pat Patriot Local radio Flagship stations: WBCN 104. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... Phil Savage (born April 7, 1965 in Mobile, Alabama) was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Cleveland Browns in January 2005. ... Browns redirects here. ... Rob Ryan (born December 13, 1962), is the current defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Jim Schwartz is the current defensive coordinator for the NFLs Tennessee Titans. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... Jeff Davidson (born 1967 in Akron, Ohio) is the offensive coordinator for the NFLs Cleveland Browns. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... The 2005 National Football League Draft , took place on April 23 and April 24, 2005[1] at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, New York. ... The 2006 National Football League Draft , the 71st in league history, took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. ...


In addition, Belichick is a devoted student of the game; during the offseason, he has spent significant amounts of time visiting with other programs to learn from their experiences. For example, he has studied the Navy run offense, sought Bill Walsh (in past years) to understand more about the San Francisco 49ers as an organization and the West Coast offense as a system,[13] and spent time with Jimmy Johnson to learn about drafting and contract negotiations.[14] William Ernest Bill Walsh (November 30, 1931 – July 30, 2007) was an American head football coach of the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University, and popularized the West Coast Offense. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... In American football, West Coast Offense (WCO) is one of two similar but distinct offensive-strategic-systems of play: (A) the Air Coryell system; or (B) more commonly the pass play system popularized by Bill Walsh. ... For other uses, see Jimmy Johnson. ...


Similarly, in recent years, he has paid several visits to University of Florida head coach Urban Meyer.[14] Meyer considers himself a protégé of Belichick and has tried to emulate Belichick's success at New England.[15] Rutgers University head coach Greg Schiano has been an annual visitor to New England Patriots' mini-camps the last few seasons. Schiano has consulted with Belichick on a variety of topics, most notably defense. Schiano has rewritten his entire defense, creating a version of the Belichick 3-4 defense. Schiano uses more of a zone scheme than Belichick, but the traits are similar.[16]. The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a flagship public land-grant, sea-grant[3] major research university located on a 2,000 acre campus in Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. ... Urban Meyer (born July 10, 1964 in Ashtabula, Ohio) is currently the head football coach at the University of Florida. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Gregory Edward Schiano (b. ...


Family life

Belichick was married to Debby Clarke, but they divorced in the summer of 2006.[17] They allegedly separated before the 2004 season, which was disclosed by the Patriots in July 2005. Belichick was also accused of maintaining a relationship with former Giants receptionist Sharon Shenocca which helped precipitate her divorce.[18] Belichick was seen with Linda Holliday of Jupiter, Florida several times in Arizona during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLII.[19] Belichick also had Sharon Shenocca flown in for the game.[20] He has three children with Debby Clarke Belichick: Amanda, Stephen and Brian. Amanda is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where her father went to college. She currently works at Connecticut preparatory school Choate Rosemary Hall. Stephen is a lacrosse player who currently attends Rutgers University on scholarship. Stephen was placed on probation for six months following a marijuana possession conviction in 2006.[21]. Brian attends The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts.[17] The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2004 season with a record of fourteen wins and two losses, and finished first in the AFC East division. ... Jupiter Lighthouse. ... Super Bowl XLII will be the 42nd annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL) between the National Football Conference (NFC) and American Football Conference (AFC) champions. ... Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts college founded in 1831 and located in Middletown, Connecticut. ... Choate Rosemary Hall Choate Rosemary Hall (commonly referred to as Choate) is a New England preparatory school for students (who call themselves Choaties) in grades 9-12, known as the third through sixth forms at the school. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Weston is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States in the Boston metro area. ...


Belichick is a Croatian American. His father, Steve Belichick (born Steven Biličić), played for the Detroit Lions and was an assistant coach and scout with the United States Naval Academy football team for 33 years. Bill reportedly learned to break down game films at a young age by watching his father and the Navy staff do their jobs.[22] His paternal grandparents Ivan Biličić and Marija (Mary) Barković emigrated from Karlovac, Croatia (from the village of Draganić) in the 1897 and left for USA, where they settled in Monessen near Pittsburgh [23] . Americans of Croatian Descent Bill Belichick Nick Saban Categories: | ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... Karlovac (Croatia) Karlovac municipality within Karlovac county Karlovac Karlovac (German: Karlstadt or Carlstadt, Hungarian: Károlyváros and sometimes in Croatian, Marinograd) is a city and municipality in central Croatia. ... Draganić is a municipality in Karlovac county, Croatia. ... 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Monessen is a city located in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...


Steve Belichick was an advisor on the sidelines of the Patriots through the 2004 season, and was famous for taking a hit accidentally from Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown in a game in 2000; he was not hurt in the incident. The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971 in Barnwell, South Carolina) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. ... The New England Patriots finished the National Football Leagues 2000 season with a record of five wins and eleven losses, and finished last in the AFC East division. ...


Steve Belichick maintained strong ties with the Croatian community in Pennsylvania. When he married, at the suggestion of Immigration Center, he changed his surname from Biličić into Belichick.[23]. This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Media and entertainment

  • In the Madden NFL video game series his name is not used and is known as "NE Coach" because he is not a member of the NFLHCA (NFL Head Coaches Association), which licenses the game. Belichick is the only NFL head coach who has chosen not to join the association. This also applied to Bill Parcells when he was Dallas Cowboys head coach because his contract with ESPN prohibited it.
  • Belichick is well known as a fan of the rock band Bon Jovi, who visited Patriots training camp on August 14, 2006.[25] Their 2002 song "Bounce" is dedicated to Belichick.[26]

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Notes and references

  1. ^ All Things Bill Belichick: 1990s Archive.
  2. ^ Pete McEntegart (2006-07-28). The 10 spot. SI.com.
  3. ^ Bob George (2006-01-13). How exactly will history judge Parcells? (Pt 3). BosSports.net.
  4. ^ Highlights from the 1930s - Chicago Bears
  5. ^ Highlights from the 1940s - Chicago Bears
  6. ^ Sweet 16 and 0. sportsillustrated.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-29.
  7. ^ Pedulla, Tom (2007-09-12). Belichick apologizes for 'Videogate'.
  8. ^ ESPN - Belichick draws $500,000 fine, but avoids suspension - NFL
  9. ^ Big fines for Belichick, Patriots - The Boston Globe
  10. ^ Belichick statement at Patriots Web site
  11. ^ Belichick voted coach of year for second time in four years. ESPN, Accessed 2008-01-02.
  12. ^ Report: Belichick earns new deal
  13. ^ Charles Robinson (2007-07-30). Unlikely influence. Yahoo! Sports.
  14. ^ a b Tom Curran (2007-04-03). Busman's holiday for Belichick. NBCsports.com.
  15. ^ David Scott. Belichick in Gator Land. Boston Sports Media. Retrieved on 2007-08-01.
  16. ^ Greg Schiano In The House (2007-06-06).
  17. ^ a b Bella English (2007-03-04). After a bruising year, Belichick opens up. Boston Globe.
  18. ^ Belichick Named 'Other Man' in nasty N.J. Divorce. Boston Herald (2006-07-20).
  19. ^ Super Stunner: Could Bundchen be to blame?!?. Boston Herald (2008-02-04).
  20. ^ Both Beli-Chicks Touch Down For Bowl!. Boston Herald (2008-02-01).
  21. ^ ESPN - Son of Belichick gets probation for marijuana arrest - NFL
  22. ^ Halberstam, David. The Education of a Coach. Hyperion, 2005. (ISBN 1-4013-0879-1)
  23. ^ a b (Croatian) Jutarnji list Bill Belichick Djed iz Draganića uvijek mi je pričao o Hrvatskoj, Feb 02, 2007
  24. ^ THE cast of “Ugly Betty” gives Bill Belichick a fabulous mode makeover, transforming him into Tom Brady. The Futon Critic (2006-10-27).
  25. ^ Belichick plugs in his rocker friend. The Boston Globe (2004-01-29).
  26. ^ Bon Jovi on football: It's my life. New England Patriots (2002-08-29).

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"Bill Belichick, who'll go down as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history said that his biggest regret in his first job with the Browns was failing to delegate more.
Bill Belichick's overall record as head coach of the Patriots, including the regular season and the playoffs, the best head coaching record in franchise history.
Number of division titles Bill Belichick has contributed to as a coach, including five of the last six AFC East titles as head coach of the Patriots.
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