New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is known for his ability to groom not only players but coaches as well; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban recently lauded him for this ability. Belichick also grooms somebody else: his sons.
Belichick's oldest son Steve joined the Patriots' coaching staff as an assistant in 2012 and just this offseason was named the team's safeties coach. Now, Belichick's youngest son has officially joined the team as well. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, the Patriots have confirmed that Brian Belichick was added to the team's scouting staff as an assistant along with Daniel Debick and Camren Williams.
Assistant to the scouting staff is an entry level position in New England's system and helps the youngest Belichick, who was already part of the team's contingent at this year's Senior Bowl, to get his feet wet. Brian recently graduated from Trinity College, where he was a member of the lacrosse team.
The Patriots did not only add three new scouting assistants but two new coaching assistants as well: Mike Pellegrino and Cole Popovich.
Pellegrino, who graduated from Johns Hopkins University, has worked as a football operations intern with the Patriots last season. Popovich, on the other hand, played guard at Fresno State under former Belichick assistant Pat Hill before turning to coaching. He originally joined the Patriots as an offensive line assistant during last year's regular season.