Bill Belichick

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William Stephen Belichick ( or ; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).wikipedia
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New England Patriots

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William Stephen Belichick ( or ; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He holds numerous coaching records, including winning a record six Super Bowls as the head coach of the New England Patriots, and two more as defensive coordinator for the New York Giants.
Since the arrival of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady in 2000, the Patriots have become one of the most successful teams in NFL history, claiming 16 AFC East titles as part of 18 consecutive winning seasons since 2001.

1995 Cleveland Browns season

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He remained in Cleveland for five seasons but was fired following the team's 1995 season.
After finishing 11–5 in 1994 under head coach Bill Belichick and winning a playoff game for the first time since 1989, the Browns were favored by many to reach Cleveland's first ever Super Bowl.

List of National Football League head coaches with 50 wins

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Belichick is the NFL's longest-tenured active head coach, as well as the first all-time in playoff coaching wins with 31 and third in regular season coaching wins in the NFL with 261.
Bill Belichick has the most regular season wins among active head coaches and holds the record for most playoff wins at 31.

AFC East

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Since then, he has led the Patriots to 16 AFC East division titles, 13 appearances in the AFC Championship Game, and nine Super Bowl appearances, with a record six wins.
All of the teams are or were coached by a first or second generation member of the Bill Parcells coaching tree: the Patriots have Bill Belichick; the Dolphins had Tony Sparano; the Jets had Eric Mangini (who served as an assistant with both Belichick and Parcells); and the Bills had Dick Jauron (fired on November 17, 2009), who served as an assistant with former Parcells assistant Tom Coughlin.

List of National Football League head coaches by playoff record

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Belichick is the NFL's longest-tenured active head coach, as well as the first all-time in playoff coaching wins with 31 and third in regular season coaching wins in the NFL with 261.
Bill Belichick holds the current NFL record for most playoff games coached (42) and most wins by a head coach (31).

Super Bowl

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He holds numerous coaching records, including winning a record six Super Bowls as the head coach of the New England Patriots, and two more as defensive coordinator for the New York Giants.
The Patriots own the record for most Super Bowl appearances overall (eleven), the most Super Bowls reached (nine) and won (six) by a head coach–quarterback tandem (Bill Belichick and Tom Brady).

Super Bowl XXXI

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He then rejoined Parcells, first in New England, where the team lost Super Bowl XXXI, and later with the New York Jets.
In the offseason, Parcells hired his old Giants defensive coordinator, Bill Belichick, as assistant head coach and defensive backs coach.

New York Jets

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He then rejoined Parcells, first in New England, where the team lost Super Bowl XXXI, and later with the New York Jets.
At the end of the season, Parcells stepped down as head coach deferring control to his assistant, Bill Belichick; Belichick resigned the very next day (leaving a napkin at the stage for his introduction, on which he had written "I resign as HC of the NYJ") and went on to accept the head coaching position with the Patriots.

Sally Brice-O'Hara

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He graduated from Annapolis High School in 1970 with classmate Sally Brice-O'Hara.
Brice-O'Hara attended Annapolis High School where one of her classmates was Bill Belichick.

2000 New England Patriots season

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The Patriots went 5–11 in the 2000 regular season and missed the playoffs.
Following the firing of three-year head coach Pete Carroll in January, Patriots owner Bob Kraft pursued Jets assistant head coach Bill Belichick for the Patriots' head coaching vacancy.

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William Stephen Belichick ( or ; born April 16, 1952) is an American football coach who serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

Bill Edwards (American football coach)

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Bill was named after College Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Edwards, who was his godfather.
Edwards, described as a tough but compassionate coach, had an influence on many men he worked with, including Steve Belichick, the father of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Steve Belichick

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Belichick was born on April 16, 1952, in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Jeannette (Munn) and Steve Belichick (born Stephen Biličić).
Belichick's son, Bill, is the current head coach of the NFL's New England Patriots.

2001 St. Louis Rams season

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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 Vinatieri.
The Rams returned to the Super Bowl for a second time after shockingly winning their first title 2 years before, but this time against the 11–5 New England Patriots, led by Bill Belichick and sophomore quarterback Tom Brady.

Bill Parcells

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Belichick began his coaching career in 1975 and became the defensive coordinator for New York Giants head coach Bill Parcells by 1985.
To circumvent Parcells' contractual obligations, the Jets hired Bill Belichick (then the No.

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His 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.
After the rise of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady in New England, the Patriots have dominated the AFC East, including the Bills.

2007 New England Patriots season

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In 2007, 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 and 1942 Chicago Bears and 1972 Miami Dolphins.
The 2007 New England Patriots season was the franchise's 38th season in the National Football League, the 48th overall and the 8th under head coach Bill Belichick.

Super Bowl XXXVI

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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 Vinatieri.
The Patriots, coached by Bill Belichick, lost their first two games, and moreover, in their second loss at home to the New York Jets, starting quarterback Drew Bledsoe suffered a sheared blood vessel on a hit by Jets linebacker Mo Lewis that caused him to miss several weeks.

Lawyer Milloy

The Patriots' 2003 season started with a 31–0 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 1, a few days after they released team defensive captain Lawyer Milloy.
During the pre-draft process, Milloy met with the New England Patriots' secondary coach Bill Belichick and thoroughly impressed him with his intelligence, focus, and passion for the game.

Eric Mangini

With a new defensive coordinator in Eric Mangini and no named offensive coordinator, the Patriots went 10–6 in the 2005 season and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card Round before losing to the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round.
Mangini is also known for being a former assistant under Bill Belichick, serving under him as a defensive assistant while Belichick was the defensive coordinator with the Jets and later following him to the New England Patriots, where he succeeded Romeo Crennel as defensive coordinator in 2005 after Crennel took the head coaching position with the Browns (a position he would also be succeeded in by Mangini).

Tuck Rule Game

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In 2001, the Patriots went 11–5 in the regular season, and defeated the Oakland Raiders (in the "Tuck Rule Game") and Pittsburgh Steelers on the way to the Super Bowl.
New England went on to win Super Bowl XXXVI, beginning a run of championships with Brady and head coach Bill Belichick, appearing in nine and winning six to date.

National Football League Coach of the Year Award

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He was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year for the 2003, 2007, and 2010 seasons.

Scott Pioli

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Until 2009, Belichick split many of the duties normally held by a general manager on other clubs with player personnel director Scott Pioli, though Belichick had the final say on football matters.
In 1992, Pioli was hired as a pro personnel assistant by Bill Belichick, then the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.

Ray Perkins

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In 1979, Belichick began a 12-year stint with the New York Giants alongside head coach Ray Perkins as a defensive assistant and special teams coach.
Perkins hired future NFL head coaches Parcells, Bill Belichick and Romeo Crennel as young assistants.

Super Bowl XLVI

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In Super Bowl XLVI, the Patriots lost in the Super Bowl XLII rematch to the New York Giants by a score of 21–17.
Both head coaches (Tom Coughlin and Bill Belichick) and both starting quarterbacks (Eli Manning and Tom Brady) returned from Super Bowl XLII.