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Matt Patricia

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
14 167-48-0 77.67% 19-9 67.86%


Playing Career

Matt Patricia lettered in both wrestling and football at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Central School in Sherrill N.Y. His college career was even more promising than his high school career. Patricia was an offensive lineman at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and played both center and guard. His senior class had an overall record of 31-8. During his collegiate playing career R.P.I won three ECAC Championships.

Coaching Career

Coaching in College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Patricia’s first appearance into coaching was at his Alma Mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a degree in aeronautical engineering, in 1996 as a graduate assistant under his former head coach, Ray Moran.

Amherst College

After a two year break from coaching Patricia returned to the scene and spent two seasons as a defensive line coach at Amherst College from 1999-2000. During his time at Amherst, the team went 12-4 overall.


Patricia made the move from Amherst to Syracuse in order to coach on a D-1 team and he turned down a full time offer to coach the offensive line at St. Lawrence in order to take the graduate assistant position at Syracuse from 2001-2003. Syracuse is where he made the numerous connections in order to coach with the New England Patriots in the NFL.

Coaching in the NFL

New England Patriots

Patricia has spent his entire 11 year NFL coaching career with the New England Patriots. In 2004 he was hired as a coaching assistant and has been there ever since. His NFL career was an immediate success with the win of Super Bowl XXXIX, the Patriots third title in four seasons. In 2005 Patricia aided Dante Scarnecchia as the assistant offensive line coach in a season where the injury riddled running back corps ran 1,388 yards in 395 carries. In 2006 he flipped to defense, and for the next five years he would coach the team’s linebackers.

In 2011 Matt made a lateral move from coaching the linebackers to coaching safeties. This move was especially interesting because Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick had not named a defensive coordinator in 2011. By coaching the safeties he had coached two of the three tiers of the Patriots defense and was perfectly poised to become the defensive coordinator in 2012. Although he didn't have the title of defensive coordinator during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, he has been calling the defensive plays since 2010 after former DC Dean Pees left for the Baltimore Ravens.

In the years since 2006 his team has been consistently in the top 10 fewest points allowed. In 2007 the Patriots posted best regular season. Matt has coached many all-pro players including linebacker Mike Vrabel, defensive end Richard Seymour, 2010 NFL leading tackler Jerod Mayo and defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. In the years since Patricia has joined ranks with the Patriots they have won two Super Bowls, XLIX in February of 2015 and XXXIX in 2005.

Last modified: 6/21/2015


Year Position Record Playoff record
2017 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 5-2-0 0-0
2016 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 14-2-0 3-0
2015 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
2014 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 3-0
2013 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
2012 New England Patriots Defensive Coordinator 12-4-0 1-1
2011 New England Patriots Safeties Coach 13-3-0 2-1
2010 New England Patriots Linebackers Coach 14-2-0 0-1
2009 New England Patriots Linebackers Coach 10-6-0 0-1
2008 New England Patriots Linebackers Coach 11-5-0 0-0
2007 New England Patriots Linebackers Coach 16-0-0 2-1
2006 New England Patriots Linebackers Coach 12-4-0 2-1
2005 New England Patriots Assistant Offensive Line Coach 10-6-0 1-1
2004 New England Patriots Offensive Assistant Coach 14-2-0 3-0

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