Belichick subsequently attended Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1975.
In addition to being a part of the football team, he also played lacrosse and squash.
William Stephen Belichick was born on April 16, 1952, Nashville, Tennessee to Jeannette Munn and Steve Belichick.
His father was an assistant football coach at the US Naval Academy and was one of Bill’s most important football mentors.
He enrolled for a postgraduate year at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts with the aim of improving his grades and test scores to be admitted into a good college.
Like his own father, Bill Belichick tried to advise his children to consider other professions aside from coaching.
However, that didn’t work as all his children have followed him into the coaching profession.
While still on contract with the Jets, Belichick was hired by the Patriots as head coach in 2000.
The Patriots gave the Jets a first-round draft pick as compensation.