Head Coach of the New England Patriots
Wesleyan University, Class of 1975
Bill Belichick has been called the finest tactician in the NFL coaching ranks. He will be entering his 13th season as head coach of the New England Patriots in 2012. His second campaign culminated in a Super Bowl title during the 2001 season as did his fourth in 2003 and his fifth in 2004. He is one of only four NFL head coaches to own three Super Bowl rings and the only one to capture three titles in a four-year span. He led the Patriots to the AFC semi-finals as champions of the AFC East in 2005 and led them back to the Super Bowl after the 2007 season with the only 16-0 regular-season record in NFL history. He was head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1991-95 following a successful 12-year stint as an NFL assistant coach with the New York Giants. That included two Super Bowl wins as the Giants' defensive coordinator. Bill rejoined his former head coach in New York, Bill Parcells, as assistant head coach for the New England Patriots for the 1996 season. He also served as associate head coach with the New York Jets for three seasons (1997-99).