Interesting Biography Facts
William Stephen Belichick
ex-football player, football coach
April 16, 1952
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Annapolis High School, Phillips Academy, Wesleyan University
Bill Belichick family members
Is Bill Belichick a gay/bisexual?
What is Bill Belichick marital status?
How many children does he have?
3 (daughter Amanda Belichick and sons Steve Belichick and Brian Belichick)
Bill Belichick wife
Debby Belichick (ex-wife)
Date of birth: June 10, 1951
Mr. Belichick doesn’t like to speak about his personal life. His former wife, Debby, also hides from public eyes. Just a few facts are known on their marriage. Their union lasted for 29 years (in 1997-2006). The couple tried to keep in secret the reason for their separation. It was rumored, Bill cheated his wife with another woman, named Sharon Shenocca, his co-worker. Although neither Bill nor Sharon confirmed their affair, the coach’s marriage failed.
Ex-Mrs. Belichick resides in Weston, MA as of 2021. Debbie and Bill were school sweethearts. They started dating in their late teens.
Nowadays she owns an interior-designing company. The woman maintains a very private lifestyle. She is a mother of Bill’s three kids.
Linda Holliday (girlfriend since 2007)
Date of birth: 1963
Since 2007 Bill is supervised at various solemn events by the tall blonde. She is his loved one and his supporter. Linda helps her boyfriend on various charity projects.
Bill Belichick kids
Amanda Belichick (daughter with Debby Belichick)
Date of birth: December 26, 1985
Many years ago Bill was interviewed by The Boston Globe journalist. During that long interview, the coach smiled just once – when he told about his children. It’s rumored, that Mr. Belichick is a great dad.
His first child – Amanda – was born in 1985. After graduation from Wesleyan University, she followed her father’s steps and became the coach at her university team. She continued her career and became a lacrosse coach. She trains a female team at Holy Cross, the college in Worcester, MA.
Since 2017 she has been married to Anthony Desantis, who runs an art studio. In 2018 the couple parented the cute baby girl Jaycee.
Steve Belichick (son with Debby Belichick)
Date of birth: March 25, 1987
Steve is the second child of the talented coach. He grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and studied at Northfield Mount Hermon School. After that, he visited Rutgers University. Steve followed his father’s pattern and became the coach for the same team – New England Patriots. At present, he lives in Western MA. In 2017 he tied a knot with his sweetheart Jennifer Schmitt. That very year they became parents of a pretty girl Blakely Rose Belichick. Three years later they welcomed a son Hayes.
Brian Belichick (son with Debby Clarke Belichick)
Date of birth: November 25, 1991
Bill’s youngest kid is named Brian. He learnt at Rivers School in Weston, MA. After that, the young man entered Trinity College. Like his older siblings, he was an active member of a college sports team. Brian practiced lacrosse. In 2016 he graduated from college and was immediately hired as a scouting consultant by the Patriots. In 2020 he replaced his older brother Steve on his post of the Safeties Trainer for the Patriots.
Who are Bill Belichick parents?
Steve Belichick Sr. (father)
Date of birth: 1919
Date of death: November 2005
Bill is a son of a legendary father. While growing up, Coach Belichick had a great role model in front of him. His dad was named Steve Belichick. He was celebrated as a talented athlete and football coach.
Steve entered this world in 1919 in Struthers, Ohio. He was educated at Case Western Reserve. A great athlete, Steve was drafted by the Detroit Lions and played for this team during one season. After that, he served in the Navy for several years. After retirement, he became the sports coach at Hiram College. There he met his future wife (and Bill’s mother) Jeannette. They welcomed their only son (the main hero of our story) in 1952.
After that, his coaching career was developing very successfully. During 50 years he was a head coach at the Naval Academy. Besides, Steve was known as the great scout. He shared his scouting secrets in the book “Football Scouting Methods”.
Bill maintained a warm relationship with his father, that’s why the death of the latter one in 2005 shook him a lot.
Steve died because of heart failure.
Jeannette Belichick (mother)
Date of birth: October 23, 1921
Date of death: September 15, 2020
Bill’s beloved mother died in 2020 at the age of 98. Her full name was Jeannette Ruth Munn. She grew up in Newberry, OH, and studied at the local high school. She was a language student at Hiram College when she met her future husband Bill. After graduation, she worked as a French and Spanish teacher. Besides, she was a great wife, a caring mother of the only son Bill and a doting grandmother.
The decorated mentor Bill Belichick set several records, including leading his team New England Patriots to scoring six Super Bowls. He is treated as one of the most successful coaches in NFL history.
Bill made his first breath in Nashville, Tennessee. Belichick was loved as the only kid in the family of a popular football coach Steve and his wife Jeannette, a Spanish teacher.
He spent the major part of his childhood in Maryland. Bill was educated at Annapolis High School. He gained a reputation of a great athlete at school. Later he entered Wesleyan University, where he studied economics and played football. Having started his career as a football player, he quickly changed the focus and became the coach. Bill became initially popular in 1985 when he was appointed as one of the mentors of the Giants. He was guided by Bill Parcells, and they formed a great duo, which led both to two Super Bowls wins. After that Bill was invited to serve as the head coach of another top-scoring team, the Cleveland Browns.
Since 2000 he has been serving as the head coach for the New England Patriots. He occupies this post till now and has lots of ups and downs on that way. His talent was approved by numerous awards, including ESPY Award and NFL Honors.
Interesting and fun facts
- His father Steve named him after his ex-coach and friend Bill Edwards.
- The ex-football player Ted Johnson accused Bill of being too tough on him. Bill sent Ted to play on the field when the latter one was not ready – he was still recovering from a concussion. According to Ted’s words, that caused another concussion and ruined his career and personal life.
- His height is 5 ft 11 in and his weight is 165.5 pounds.
- His net worth is $60 million.
- He spends a lot of money on charity. He founded The Bill Belichick Foundation to provide enthusiasts with necessary money help. He also contributed to Jim Brown’s Amer-I-Can Foundation, which helps troubled teenagers, and to AccesSportAmerica, which supports people with disabilities.