Matt Patricia in recent times has become a stalwart on the sidelines. He is an NFL (National Football League) football coach and is currently the head coach of the Detroit Lions.
His road to becoming one of the top coaches in the NFL has been quite an unusual one and the man has constantly reiterated that his family plays a huge role in his career like they did in his rise to prominence.
Matt Patricia Bio
Matt was born on the 13th of September, in the year 1974. Though he made his name as a coach, he did play a bit of football in his college days. He played at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and his main positions were as a centre and a guard for a period of three years from 1992 to 1995. Though he played football at the Polytechnic, his primary aim was to graduate with a degree and he did so in 1996 when he graduated with a B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering. He remained at the RPI to begin his coaching career as a graduate assistant after he graduated in 1996.
Matt received quite a lucrative offer after graduating to maintain the nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers with the Westinghouse Electric Company but he decided against it and opted to return to coaching as a defensive line coach at Amherst College from 1999 to 2000.
After coaching a couple of college teams, Patricia made his big break when he joined the Patriots as an assistant to the then Head coach Bill Belichick. His new job role required that he work as the offensive assistant, however, he resigned in 2006 and took up the position as the linebackers coach for the 2006 season. He was promoted in 2012 as the defensive coordinator.
Throughout Matt’s time at the New England Patriots, the team won an impressive number of laurels. They won the Super Bowl XXXIX at the end of the season in 2004, they also won the Super Bowl XLIX at the tail end of the 2014 season and finally the Super Bowl LI at the end of the 2016 season. The Patriots had to fight off advances from top NFL teams like the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants for his services.
From a guy with an aeronautical degree to a lineman, sources close to the Patriot’s suggested that before Matt took the position as the head coach, he had to contact his wife before signing a contract with the franchise.
Matt Patricia got married to the love of his life Raina Patricia who has the maiden name – Grigelvick. She was born and raised in Rhode Island but graduated from high school in Cumberland which is about 15 miles away from Fox borough. The couple met and got married in 2009 in Aruba but they moved and currently reside in Wrentham, Massachusetts.
The couple has three kids – two sons named Dominic and Dante and their Daughter Giaminna. He does try his best to live a very private life and keep his family out of the spotlight but it has proved to be a difficult thing to do. Raina is currently an active member of the Patriots Women’s Association and in a bid to support her husband, she regularly joins the organization for their yearly trips to Boston.
Matt Patricia Salary, Net Worth
Being at the top of coaching in the NFL for so long, it is no surprise that Matt Patricia has an impressive net worth. Matt’s net worth stands at around $3 million which isn’t the biggest but it’s quite a substantial amount. His net worth is calculated with the aggregate sum of his assets cars, houses and taxes just to name a few.
Other Facts About Matt Patricia
- When he joined The Patriots, the Club was still stuck with analogue methods, using paper and pencils to notes, he helped introduce the use of digital technology.
- Unlike most of his colleagues, Matt Patricia prefers to wear shorts, in the rain, snow and during summer.
- Matt Patricia and his family are involved in charity and volunteer work.
- Patricia as an ex NFL player has an impressive build and has a height of around 5 ft 6 inches (170 cm).