The New England Patriots have won yet another AFC championship and will face the Philadelphia Eagles as they go for their second straight Super Bowl win and their sixth Lombardi Trophy in 17 years.
The two constants throughout the Patriots’ dominance have been the ageless Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick and it all started in 2001. It was Brady and Belichick’s second season together, they went 11-5, won the famous “tuck rule” game in the playoffs, and later beat the heavily favored St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl with an Adam Vinatieri field goal on the final play of the game.
In addition to some memorable players, Belichick’s coaching staff was filled with some memorable names and several went on to become head coaches. Amazingly, they are all still in the NFL world and most are still coaching.
Below we look back at Belichick’s first Super Bowl coaching staff and see what they are up to today.
Bill Belichick was in his second season as head coach of the Patriots after previously serving as head coach of the Browns. He was also head coach of the Jets for one day after Bill Parcells stepped down. Belichick later changed his mind and joined the Patriots.
Belichick is now in his 18th season as head coach of the Patriots. He has won eight AFC titles and is going for his sixth Super Bowl win.
Charlie Weis came with Belichick from the Jets to the Patriots in 2000 to be his offensive coordinator.