Who is Stephen Belichick? Get to know the son of the Patriots' head coach

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Much like his quarterback, Patriots coach Bill Belichick keeps his sons close to him.

One look at Stephen and Brian Belichick and you can see how the apples never fell far from the tree. Both are members of the Patriots' 2019 coaching staff — Stephen as a safeties coach and Brian as a coaching assistant. Stephen has been with New England since 2012, when he joined the franchise as an assistant.

"Steve's a guy that's been here and just been a sponge learning everything," Patriots safety Devin McCourty said in 2016, via NBC Sports Boston. "It's been cool for me, being here when he got here, just to see how much he's developed and worked hard. And it seems like he's always here."

So who is Stephen Belichick? We take a closer look at the safeties coach.

Who are Bill Belichick's kids?

Bill Belichick has three children: Amanda Belichick is the head women's lacrosse coach at Holy Cross, and Stephen and Brian Belichick are on the Patriots' coaching staff.

Amanda is the oldest, born in 1984. Stephen is the middle child and Brian is the youngest.

All three played some college lacrosse; Amanda had by far the best playing career at Wesleyan, while Stephen (Rutgers) and Brian (Trinity) barely played.

Brian made headlines early in the 2019 season when Bills head coach Sean McDermott (a former Patriots assistant) ushered him off the field prior to New England facing Buffalo.

Fast facts about Stephen Belichick

    Stephen Belichick (who goes by Steve) spent four years playing lacrosse at Rutgers. He also played a year of football as a walk-on long snapper under Greg Schiano.He joined the Patriots as a coaching in 2012, became the safeties coach in 2016, added the secondary to his duties in 2019 and has three Super Bowl rings.He sounds just like his dad in interviews. It's uncanny, really.

      His daughter was on the field for the Patriots' Super Bowl LIII celebration.

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        In 2019, he reportedly took over defensive playcalling duties from linebackers coach Jerod Mayo after Brian Flores left to coach the Dolphins.

        Stephen Belichick's age: How old is the Patriots coach?

        Stephen Belichick is 32 years old.

        He was born March 25, 1987.

        Stephen Belichick's wife, kids

        Stephen Belichick is married to Jennifer Schmitt, with whom he had a daughter, Blakely, on Oct. 18, 2016.

        Belichick and Schmitt were married June 2017. If, for whatever reason, you are looking for more details about the ceremony, you can view some photos from it here.