Bill Belichick who was born on April 16, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the Head Coach for the New England Patriots and has been coaching in the NFL since 1975.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Bill Belichick
Bill Belichick’s father was the assistant football coach at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Bill went to Annapolis High School where he played football and his favorite game, lacrosse.
Bill Belichick wen to Wesleyan College in Connecticut where he played Center and Tight End for the football team as well as played for the lacrosse and squash teams. Bill was Captain of the lacrosse team in his senior year. Bill graduated Wesleyan with a degree in economics in 1975.
Bill Belichick is a member of the Wesleyan University Athletic Hall of Fame since being inducted in 1988.
Bill Belichick spent 10 years in minor coaching positions in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, New York Giants before landing he defensive coordinator job with the Giants in 1985.
Bill Belichick is 163-61 since taking over the New England Patriots head coaching job. He is 18-8 in playoff games. 5 Super Bowl Appearances and 3 Super Bowl Titles.
Bill Belichick has won 11 Division Titles, including 5 consecutive division Titles from 2003 to 2007 and is the winningest coach in Patriots history.
Bill Belichick on September 13, 2007, Belichick was fined $500,000 by the NFL for “Spy-gate”. This was the illegal taping of an opposing team. This was the largest fine ever imposed on anyone in the NFL. Bill Belichick answered all the critics that year by coaching the Patriots to one of the few unbeaten seasons in NFL history finishing 16-0 in the 2007 season.
Bill Belichick has a song written about him by rock band, Bon Jovi, called “Bounce.”
Bill Belichick has had seven assistant coaches become head coaches in the NFL. Seven assistant coaches have become division-1 NCAA head coaches. Fourteen assistant coaches or executives have become assistant coaches, coordinators or executives with other teams in the NFL. Finally, one assistant coach has become a head coach in the Canadian Football league.
Bill Belichick is the only coach in the NFL who is not a member of the NFL Coaches Association. For this reason, his name, playbook or likeness isn’t in any of the Madden Video games. He joins former Giant Head Coach and Belichick mentor, Bill Parcells since Bill’s ESPN expressly forbid his inclusion as well.
Sources:Biography, NFL Videos, New England Patriots Team Page, ESPN Greatest Coaches, IMDB, Pro Football Reference, NFL, TV Guide
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