New England Patriots special teams coach history

Joe Judge

Judge was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 2015-2019 seasons, a total of five years. Judge's record as the team's special teams coach was 62-18-0, making him the second-most successful special teams coach in New England Patriots history. The team made it to the playoffs five times (2015-2019) and had a 9-3 record under Coach Judge in playoff games. In 2016, the New England Patriots faced off against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Belichick, won 34-28. In 2017, the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Belichick, lost 33-41. In 2018, the New England Patriots faced off against the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Belichick, won 13-3.

Scott O'Brien

O'Brien was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 2009-2014 seasons, a total of six years. O'Brien's record as the team's special teams coach was 73-23-0, making him the third-most successful special teams coach in New England Patriots history. The team made it to the playoffs six times (2009-2014) and had a 7-5 record under Coach O'Brien in playoff games. In 2011, the New England Patriots faced off against the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Belichick, lost 17-21. In 2014, the New England Patriots faced off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Belichick, won 28-24.

Brian Flores

Flores was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 2010 season. Flores' record as the team's special teams coach was 14-2-0, making him the most successful special teams coach in New England Patriots history. The team made it to the playoffs one time (2010) and had a 0-1 record under Coach Flores in playoff games.

Brad Seely

Seely was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 1999-2008 seasons, a total of ten years. The team made it to the playoffs six times (2001, 2003-2007) and had a 14-3 record under Coach Seely in playoff games. In 2001, the New England Patriots faced off against the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Belichick, won 20-17. In 2003, the New England Patriots faced off against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Belichick, won 32-29. In 2004, the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Belichick, won 24-21. In 2007, the New England Patriots faced off against the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Belichick, lost 14-17.

Dante Scarnecchia

Scarnecchia was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 1982-1988, 1991-1992, 1997-1998 seasons, a total of eleven years. The team made it to the playoffs five times (1982, 1985-1986, 1997-1998) and had a 4-5 record under Coach Scarnecchia in playoff games. In 1985, the New England Patriots faced off against the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XX and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Raymond Berry, lost 10-46.

Mike Sweatman

Sweatman was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 1993-1996 seasons, a total of four years. The team made it to the playoffs two times (1994, 1996) and had a 2-2 record under Coach Sweatman in playoff games. In 1996, the New England Patriots faced off against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI and the Patriots, under the direction of head coach Bill Parcells, lost 21-35.

Steve Crosby

Crosby was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 1990 season. Crosby's record as the team's special teams coach was 1-15-0, making him the least successful special teams coach in New England Patriots history.

Keith Rowen

Rowen was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 1989 season. Rowen's record as the team's special teams coach was 5-11-0, making him the third-least successful special teams coach in New England Patriots history.

Gino Cappelletti

Cappelletti was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 1979-1981 seasons, a total of three years.

Tom Yewcic

Yewcic was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 1976-1981 seasons, a total of six years. The team made it to the playoffs two times (1976, 1978) and had a 0-2 record under Coach Yewcic in playoff games.

Jim Valek

Valek was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 1973-1975 seasons, a total of three years.

Burnie Miller

Miller was the special teams coach for the New England Patriots in the 1972 season. Miller's record as the team's special teams coach was 3-11-0, making him the second-least successful special teams coach in New England Patriots history.


New England Patriots special teams coach record

Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Joe Judge 2015-2019 62-18-0 77.5% 9-3
Scott O'Brien 2009-2014 73-23-0 76.0% 7-5
Brian Flores 2010 14-2-0 87.5% 0-1
Brad Seely 1999-2008 110-50-0 68.8% 14-3
Dante Scarnecchia 1982-1988, 1991-1992, 1997-1998 88-80-0 52.4% 4-5
Mike Sweatman 1993-1996 32-32-0 50.0% 2-2
Steve Crosby 1990 1-15-0 6.3% 0-0
Keith Rowen 1989 5-11-0 31.3% 0-0
Gino Cappelletti 1979-1981 21-27-0 43.8% 0-0
Tom Yewcic 1976-1981 52-40-0 56.5% 0-2
Jim Valek 1973-1975 15-27-0 35.7% 0-0
Burnie Miller 1972 3-11-0 21.4% 0-0

New England Patriots special teams coach facts

  • Burnie Miller was the first special teams coach in Patriots history in 1972.
  • Dante Scarnecchia coached the most seasons as the Patriots's special teams coach at eleven seasons.
  • Joe Judge was the last coach to hold the position of special teams coach, leaving the role after the 2019 season.