The New England patriots head coach Bill Belichick is in the center of all events lately, and this time he decided to speak about his father. Bill is one of the highest-paid coach names in the National Football League, thanks to his father.
According to Bill Belichick, his father taught him everything he knows. So, the coach got the best advice for his life and career.
“That’s who I learned from. Working hard, doing your job, paying attention to details, treating the players as fairly and honestly as you can treat them. If it’s good, it’s good; if it’s bad, it’s bad. Just being honest with them. I would say all of those things I got from a lot of coaches, but I certainly got it from him,” Belichick said in an interview back in January.
In 2017, Bill talked to CNBC contributor Suzy Welch. He opened so many topics, including the leadership skills and the game. Regardless of whether you like him or not, Bill Belichick is one of the most successful coaches in history.
“I learned coaching at an early age and how coaches think. What bothers them. What doesn’t bother them,” he said.
Steve is the youngest of five kids, and “grew up kind of in a poor environment,” the coach said. “Went through the Depression. Father was out of work. Two of his brothers had to drop out of school. And World War II. So his big break really was football. [He] worked his way through college and made a career out of football and ultimately ended up here at the Naval Academy where I think he was destined to be,” he added.
Steve told Bill about the lessons he got from “the quality of people that come [to the U.S.] because of their toughness, their work ethic and their devotion to the country.”
That’s how great men become successful.