Stephen Belichick is an American football coach best known for his association with New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). His father, Bill Belichick is the current head coach of the Patriots, while his grandfather, Steve Belichick was also a football player and coach. Stephen began his coaching career in 2012 and has served as the team's safeties coach.
Stephen was born on March 25, 1987, in Ridgewood, New Jersey, the United States to his father, Bill, and his mother, Debby Clarke Belichick. His younger brother, Brian Belichick is a safeties coach with the New England Patriots. He has another sister named, Amanda Belichick.
Stephen played lacrosse at The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts, and was an All-League Honorable Mention selection in his senior year. Stephen attended Rutgers University and continued playing Lacrosse from 2008-2011.
Stephen Belichick Wife
The 33-year-old linebackers coach is a married man. Belichick has been married to his longtime wife, Jennifer Schmitt. The couple married in June 2017 at Siasconset Union Chapel in the presence of their friends and families. The reception took place at the Great Harbor Yacht Club.
On the occasion of their third wedding anniversary, Jennifer shared an adorable message for her husband on June 24, 2020, via Instagram. Stephen and Jennifer are longtime lovers as they began dating in 2007. They first met while attending Rutgers University. After nine years of relationship, they engaged in March 2016.
Talking about kids, the couple shares two children. Their daughter, Blakely Rose Belichick was born on October 18, 2016. Similarly, their second child, a son named, Hayes William Belichick was born on October 23, 2020.
Talking about Stephen's wife, Jennifer is also passionate about lacrosse as she played at the collegiate level. She has a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. She works with the One Love Foundation.
The New England Patriots' outside linebackers coach, Stephen Belichick has a net worth of $20 million as of 2020. He began his coaching career in 2012 as a defensive assistant. Stephen earns an annual salary of over $5 million. Do you know his father, Bill is the highest-paid coach in U.S. sports as his salary is $12 million per year?
As per Forbes, the average NFL coach earns $6 million a year. Therefore, Stephen has amassed a huge wealth from his eight years of a professional career. There is no doubt that the coach has an extravagant lifestyle. Additionally, he is involved in charity works along with his wife. Some of the highest-earning NFL coaches are Mike Tomlin and Matt LaFleur.
Belichick began working as a coaching assistant for the New England Patriots on May 10, 2012. He was named safeties coach before the beginning of the 2016 season.
Stephen Belichick talking about his father and his career!
On July 28, 2020, Belichick switched from safety coach to outside linebackers coach, with his brother Brian taking over the safety coach position.