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Steve Belichick to be University of Washington defensive coordinator

It seems unlikely that Bill Belichick will coach in 2024.

But his son will.

Steve Belichick has been hired as the University of Washington’s new defensive coordinator. Per ESPN.

He has played for the Patriots under his father for the past 12 years, and has called defensive plays for the past five seasons, according to ESPN.

Many expected Steve to just follow his father wherever this legendary coach ended up this coaching cycle, but surprisingly, no NFL team hired the 71-year-old. .

Both linebackers coach Steve and safeties coach Brian Belichick have reportedly received offers to remain on new coach Jerrod Mayo’s staff.

Steve turned down the offer to lead the defense for the Washington Huskies program, which lost to Michigan in the national championship game last month.

Bill Belichick (left) and son Steve Belichick (right) Getty Images
Steve Belichick will be Washington’s new defensive coordinator. AP

He worked with new Washington coach Jed Fisch during the 2020 season, with Fisch serving as the Patriots’ quarterbacks coach.

Steve joined the Patriots in 2012 and worked with various units during his tenure.

He began his career as a coaching assistant from 2012-15 and moved to safety from 2016-18. We then added secondary duties to our existing safety responsibilities in 2019.

Washington’s new coach, Jed Fisch. AP

The Patriots’ defense ranked first in total defense and scoring, and Stephen Gilmore became the first Patriot to win the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award. According to the team.

Steve then coached the outside linebackers in 2020-2021 and then the entire linebacker unit the past two seasons.

The Patriots won three Super Bowls during his time, and his bio in the Patriots’ 2023 media guide credits him with contributing to Matthew Judon and Josh Uche’s career-high combined sack record. is praised.

His younger brother, Brian, coached the safeties the past four seasons after serving as a scouting assistant and then a coaching assistant from 2016-19.

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