New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s mother, Jeannette Belichick, died on Monday of natural causes in Annapolis, Maryland, a club spokesman confirmed. She was 98.
Jeannette Munn and Steve Belichick met at Hiram College in the 1940s, where Jeannette taught Spanish and French and Steve coached football, basketball and track. They married in August 1950, and Bill was born in 1952.
In 2015, Bill Belichick made a donation to Hiram College, in Hiram, Ohio, to honor the legacy of his parents in the areas of campus life upon which they made a lasting impact.
The Jeannette Munn Belichick ’42 Endowed Fund was created to provide support to the school library in purchasing books and other resources related to foreign languages. In addition, the space on the first floor of the school library was named the Jeannette Munn Belichick ’42 Reading Room.
Steve Belichick died in 2005 at 85 years old. At Hiram, there is now the Coach Steve Belichick Olympic Training Center.
The Belichicks raised Bill in Annapolis, where the Patriots coach received the first key to the city earlier this year.