Bill Belichick, New England Patriots
Bill Belichick (66) began his NFL coaching career in 1975 as a special assistant to the Baltimore Colts. He spent the next two seasons as an assistant special teams coach and wide receivers coach for the Detroit Lions. A year later he was the assistant special teams coach and defensive assistant for the Denver Broncos. Starting in 1979 he spent 11 years in the New York Giants organization. In 1979 he was the special teams coach and defensive assistant. From 1980-1984 he was the linebackers and special teams coach. He was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1985 and held the position until 1990.
Belichick got his first head coaching job with the Cleveland Browns from 1991-1995. He coached them to a playoff appearance in 1994, but that would be his only winning season. Prior to a move to Baltimore, the Browns fired Belichick. He was hired as the assistant head coach and defensive backs coach for the New England Patriots in 1996. He was then hired by the New York Jets to be their assistant head coach and defensive backs coach. In 2000, the Patriots re-hired Belichick, this time as their head coach. Since then, Belichick’s led the Patriots to 5 Super Bowl wins, 15 AFC East titles, and won the AP NFL Coach of the Year three times. Under Belichick, the Patriots have only missed the playoffs three times. He owns a 278-129 record prior to the 2018 season. He is fourth in all-time wins as an NFL head coach, and is by far the winningest coach in Patriots history. HCR: 2017-2018