Five interesting facts about Bill Belichick

April 16, 2019 GMT

It’s his birthday

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick turns 67 today. William Stephen Belichick was born April 16, 1952, in Nashville.

The son of a coach

Belichick’s father, Steve, was an assistant collegiate football coach, primarily at the United States Naval Academy, and taught his son the finer points of the sport from an early age.

Stands alone with Super Bowl wins

Belichick has led six Patriots teams to Super Bowl titles, the most won by any coach in history. Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Chuck Noll is next with four.

He makes humanitarian efforts

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Belichick uses his offseason time to do humanitarian work, particularly with rehabilitation of the nation’s incarcerated population. He lends aid and support to prisoners and pays visits to gang members for talks on how to avoid violence.

Hit with a heavy fine

After a Patriots employee was caught videotaping defensive hand signals from the New York Jets in 2007, the NFL slapped Belichick with a $500,000 fine, the largest in league history.