Apr. 16th, 1952
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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- His first head coaching job was with Art Modell's Cleveland Browns 1991-5; when Modell's feud with the city over a new stadium caused the moving of the franchise to Baltimore, Belichick was released and became an assistant coach under 'Bill Parcells' (qv) with the New England Patriots, then with the New York Jets when Parcells moved to that team after the 1996 season.
- Led the New England Patriots to an unofficial NFL record for most consecutive wins at twenty, dating from October 2003 against the Tennessee Titans (won by the Pats 38-30) to October 2004's victory over the Seattle Seahawks (30-20); the record is unofficial because it includes playoff wins (over the Titans and the Indianapolis Colts) including the Superbowl (over the Carolina Panthers). The official record for consecutive wins, encompassing only regular season wins, was tied at seventeen with the Pats' win over the Seahawks.
- Named head coach of the Jets for 2000 following Superbowl XXXIV, but was angry because 'Bill Parcells' (qv) was moving to the team's front office and would in effect be his puppet master; in a news conference a few days after, he was named coach, he announced his immediate resignation from the job; this brought out a lengthy tirade against Belichick from general manager Steve Gutman. In a costly trade, the New England Patriots traded numerous draft picks to the Jets to get Belichick as head coach. Years later, after winning two Superbowls with the Patriots, Belichick got back at Gutman in a magazine interview - "In all my years of football I've never known a man who talked more and won less than Steve Gutman".
- Began his pro-football coaching career as a gofer and film-reader with the Detroit Lions in 1976; he often worked with 'Jerry Glanville' (qv), and the two devised schemes that are still in use today; 'Dick Vermeil' (qv) has credited both with devising what is now known as the zone blitz.
- With the October 2004 win over the Seattle Seahawks, Belichick's coaching record with the Patriots including playoffs stood at 50-25.
- His father, "Steve Bilichick", was an assistant Football Coach for Navy, where he coached 'Roger Staubach' (qv). He died on 19th November 2005.
- Named the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2007.
- Attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.