Facts of Bill Belichick
|Full Name||Bill Belichick|
|Birth Name||William Stephen Belichick|
|Other Name||The Hoody|
|Birth City||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Father Name||Steve Belichick|
|Father Profession||Football Player/Coach|
|Mother Name||Jeannette Munn|
|Spouse||Deborah Clarke (divorced)|
|Relation With||Linda Holliday|
|No Of Children||3|
|Date of Birth||April 16,1952|
Bill Belichick, 68, is an American football coach who currently serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He also exercises a vast authority over the Patriots’ football operations, making him the team’s general manager as well.
As a coach, he holds several coaching records, including a winning record six Super Bowls and as defensive coordinator for the New York Giants. Belichick is considered to be one of the greatest coaches in NFL with a net worth of $35 million as of early 2020. Likewise, his annual salary sits at $7.5 million.
Life Story Of Bill Belichick
William Stephen Belichick was born on 16th April 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee, to Jeannette Munn and Steve Belichick. He holds the American nationality and has Croatian ancestry.
He was raised in Annapolis, Maryland, and went to Annapolis High School, graduating in 1970. He then enrolled at Phillips Academy for a postgraduate year to improve his test scores and grades. He later joined Wesleyan University, where he played center and tight end.
Let Us Go Through Bill’s Career Journey
Following his graduation in 1975, he took a $25 per week job as an assistant to Baltimore Colts head coach Ted Marchibroda. The following year, he joined the Detroit Lions as their assistant special teams' coach.
In 1979, he began a 12-year session as a defensive assistant and special teams coach with the New York Giants alongside head coach Ray Perkins. Bill’s defensive game plan from the New York Giants’ 20-19 upset of the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV has been placed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
From 1991 to 1995, he was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. He compiled a 36-44 record leading the team to the playoffs in 1994, his only winning year with the team during his tenure in Cleveland.
Bill served under Parcells as an assistant head coach and defensive backs coach with the New England Patriots after his dismissal by the Cleveland Browns.
From 1997-1999, he had a two-year stint as the head coach of the New York Jets without ever coaching a game.
In 2000, Bill was hired by Robert Kraft and gave him near-complete control over the team’s football operations, effectively making him the team’s general manager as well.
In 2001, the New England Patriots went 11-5 in the regular season, defeating the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers on the way to the Super Bowl.
Overall, Patriots have a regular-season record of 225-79-0 over 19 seasons under Bill. Likewise, he has led the Patriots to 16 division titles, including 6-3 in Super Bowls, 30-10 record in the playoffs, and five consecutive titles from 2003 to 2007 and 11 consecutive titles from 2009 to 2019.
How Much Is His Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bill Belichick is worth around $35 million as of 2019. Most of his fortune comes from his successful career as a coach.
As per Sports Illustrated, he is the highest-paid head coach in the U.S. sports with an annual salary of $12 million. From 2007 to 2013, Bill made $7.5 million per year as his annual salary.
Among his million-dollar fortune, he owns a 5,500 square-foot 3-bedroom, a home theater, a temperature-controlled wine cellar home in Boston’s South Shore. He reportedly purchased the house for $1.725 million from a limited liability company.
He also owns a 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom house in Nantucket, which he purchased for $2.1 million (now worth $2.4 million) back in 2013. The following year, he purchased another home with 2-bedroom and 3-bathrooms for $2.45 million ($2.5 million).
Apart from his profession, he is involved in several charities and philanthropic works. He founded The Bill Belichick Foundation, which aims to provide coaching, financial support, and mentorship to individuals, organizations, and communities.
They also provide a $5,000 scholarship to high school seniors and college students who improve their academic grades while participating in athletics.
Who Is He Currently Dating?
Bill is currently dating Linda Holliday, who serves as an Executive Director of Belichick’s namesake foundation.
Previously, he was married to Deborah Clarke. They tied the knot in 1977 and shared three children named Amanda, Brian, and Stephen. They separated in early 2004 and finalized their divorce in mid-2006.