Who is Debby Clarke Belichick?

Debby Clarke was born in 1955, in Nashville, Tennessee USA; the actual date of her birth is unknown. She is a successful 65-year-old interior designer, and entrepreneur, but probably best recognized for being the ex-wife of famous professional American Football coach Bill Belichick, who serves as the head coach of the New England Patriots National Football League (NFL) team.

How rich is she, as of now? Debby Clarke Belichick Net Worth

As of late 2020, Debby Clarke Belichick’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million; acquired through her successful involvement in few endeavors. Moreover, it is assumed that she increased her wealth through the divorce settlement from her ex-husband, Bill Belichick, whose net worth is as high as $60 million.

Early Life, Parents, Nationality, Ethnicity, Education

Debby Clarke Belichick spent her early years in her hometown of Nashville, where she was raised by her father who was the owner of a small store, and her mother, a housewife; however, there is no information in the media about their names. It is also unknown whether she has siblings or not. Debby holds American nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group. She attended Annapolis High School, and upon matriculation, she furthered her education at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, from which she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 1977.

Professional Career

Following her divorce from Bill, Debby Clarke Belichick started pursuing her professional career as an interior designer. In February 2009, she co-launched a tile store named The Art of Tile & Stone in Wellesley, Massachusetts, along with her friend, Paige Yates.

Apart from that, she also runs a charitable organization, The Bill Belichick Foundation, which she co-founded with her ex-husband.

Marriage with Bill Belichick

Debby Clarke Belichick met her future husband Bill Belichick while both of them attended the same high school – they were high school sweethearts, and after dating for few years, the lovebirds tied the knot some time in 1977. Their marriage lasted for almost three decades, until they parted their ways and filed for divorce in 2004, finalized two years later. The reason for their separation was Bill’s infidelity. While they were still married, he began his love affair with Sharon Shenocca, a former receptionist for the New York Giants, for whom Debby even accused Bill of buying expensive gifts, including a $2.2-million-valued house in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and paying for lavish vacations.

Bill Belichick

However, following their divorce, his romance with Sharon didn’t last long, and he is currently in a relationship with Linda Holliday. On the other hand, Debby has remained single.

Mother of Three Children

Debby Clarke Belichick and Bill Belichick are the parents of two sons and a daughter – all of them followed in their father’s footsteps by becoming successful coaches. Their eldest child, a daughter named Amanda, was born in 1985 in Weston, Massachusetts. She is the head coach of the women’s lacrosse team at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. On 25 March 1987, the former spouses welcomed their second child, a son named Stephen, in Ridgewood, New Jersey. He is currently the New England Patriots’ outside linebackers coach. They welcomed their third child, a son named Brian in 1992, who is the current safeties coach for the Patriots.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Debby Clarke Belichick has long dyed blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while her weight is 145lbs (66kgs). Her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe sizes aren’t available.

Hobbies and Favorites

In her spare time, Debby Clarke Belichick enjoys listening to classical music and going to the opera. She is also interested in architecture and gardening.

Besides that, she enjoys traveling around the world; her favorite holiday destination is Paris, France.

Her favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio, while her favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence.

Her favorite color is white.

Debby is also an avid animal lover and has several pet cats.

Who is her ex-husband? Bill Belichick Short Wiki/Bio

William Stephen ‘Bill’ Belichick was born on 16 April 1952 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Nashville – he was raised in Annapolis, Maryland by his father Steve Belichick, who served as an assistant coach for the US Naval Academy’s American Football team, and his mother Jeannette Belichick. He was named after his godfather – College Football Hall of Fame coach Bill Edwards. He is of Croatian descent, as his paternal grandparents emigrated from Croatia in 1897.

Educational Background

Bill attended Annapolis High School, where he played American Football and lacrosse. Upon matriculation in 1970, he continued his education at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, after which he attended Wesleyan University, where he continued playing lacrosse and squash – as a senior, he was the captain of the lacrosse team. Bill was also a member of Chi Psi fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1975.

Career Beginnings

Following his graduation, Bill started pursuing his coaching career as an assistant to the head coach, Ted Marchibroda of the Baltimore Colts. He then joined the Detroit Lions as their assistant special teams coach in 1977, but after being dismissed along the rest of the coaching staff in the following year, Bill spent the rest of the season with the Denver Broncos. In 1979, he joined the New York Giants as their defensive assistant and special teams coach, staying there for the next 12 years, and helping the team win two Super Bowls (XXI, XXV).

Rise to Fame

In 1991, Bill was hired as the head coach for the Cleveland Browns; during his five-year stint there, the team had 36 wins and 44 losses. He then moved to the position of assistant head coach and defensive backs coach for the New England Patriots for the 1996 season, helping them win the AFC Championship.

Over the next three years, Bill served as an assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the New York Jets, but after being promoted to the position of the head coach by the Jets, he resigned to accept the same position for the Patriots in 2000.

Continued Success

To date, the 2000 season is Bill’s only losing season with the Patriots. Since then, he has led the team to win 17 AFC East title, 13 appearance in the AFC Championship Game, and nine Super Bowl appearances, which have resulted in six victories (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI, and LIII). Furthermore, Bill led the team to be named to the First-team NFL 2000s All-Decade Team, NFL 2010s All-Decade Team, and NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Awards and Honors

The Associated Press named him NFL Coach of the Year three times (2003, 2007, and 2010). He was inducted into the Wesleyan University Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008, and the Phillips Academy Athletics Hall of Honor in 2011. The Warren Street lobby at Wesleyan University was renamed Belichick Plaza in 2017.

Interesting Facts about Bill

The rock band Bon Jovi dedicated their song “Bounce” (2002) to Bill Belichick, since he is a huge fan of them. In 2010, Bill made a cameo appearance in an episode of the FX comedy-drama series “Rescue Me”. The first two episodes of the documentary series “A Football Life” followed Bill through the 2009 season. The series premiered on NFL Network in September 2011.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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