By the 1980s, he was the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants and praised as one of the brightest minds in the game.
After a rocky stint as head coach of the Cleveland Browns in the early 1990s, the New England Patriots hired Belichick in 2000.
To those who follow football intently, the idea of Belichick enjoying a casual afternoon in Nantucket is almost as crazy as the idea of him trading up in the draft.
Source: Business Insider It seems that the family was very happy and complete with children and gorgeous wife but everything is not as simple as we expect.
As per the source, Bill had an extra-marital affair which gave an air to the split of the couple.
A big part of why Bill Belichick is such a good coach and so well respected is because he holds all his players equally accountable.
Soon-to-be San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch shared a great story about that. But the next day is when Bill came in and said, ‘alright that was good stuff last night, but I’ve got some stuff to get off my chest, and it starts with you,’ [Belichick] said to Brady.” Lynch says he was the only person in the room not to take Belichick seriously.
By his early teens, Belichick was a regular part of the team's practices, and was well-versed in the game's schemes and formations.
After graduating from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, Belichick enrolled at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where he played lacrosse and finished with an undergraduate degree in economics.
It is said that the ex-couple commenced their relationship when they were in high school.
Bill has three children with his ex-wife namely, Amanda, Stephen, and Brian.
Now that Chip Kelly is the ex-coach of the San Francisco 49ers and -- we assume -- Josh Mc Daniels is the future coach of a still-to-be-determined franchise, a lot of people are seeing a neat game of musical chairs playing out. "No, that's not happening," Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald told Toucher & Rich on Tuesday morning. "One, [the Patriots] been grooming Brian Daboll to get [the offensive-coordinator's job in anticipation of] the inevitable departure of Josh Mc Daniels, and Daboll can run the same system that's been in place since, basically, [former offensive coordinator] Charlie Weis came here (in 2000) and installed it . "That just all sounds sort of like a nightmare." Which is not to say that Kelly won't be in Foxboro next year .