Matt Patricia

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Matt Patricia
Current position
Team New England Patriots
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-09-13) September 13, 1974 (age 41)
Place of birth Sherrill, New York
Career information
Position(s) Defensive coordinator
College RPI
Career highlights
Awards Super Bowl Champion
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1996 RPI
(Graduate Assistant)
1999–2000 Amherst College
(Defensive Line Coach)
2001–2003 Syracuse
(Offensive Graduate Assistant)
2004 New England Patriots
(Offensive Coaching Assistant)
2005 New England Patriots
(Assistant Offensive Line Coach)
2006–2010 New England Patriots
(Linebackers Coach)
2011 New England Patriots
(Safeties Coach)
2012–present New England Patriots
(Defensive Coordinator)

Matt Patricia (born September 13, 1974) is an American football defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

Playing career[edit]

Patricia attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he played football as an offensive lineman from 1992 to 1996. At RPI, he majored in aeronautical engineering.[1]

Coaching career[edit]


Patricia began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, RPI, in 1996. He spent the next two seasons out of football before returning as the defensive line coach for Amherst College from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, he moved to Syracuse University as an offensive graduate assistant for the team, a position he held for three seasons. Patricia is a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity.


Patricia joined the Patriots as an offensive coaching assistant in 2004. In 2005, upon the departure of assistant offensive line/tight ends coach Jeff Davidson, Patricia was re-assigned as the Patriots' assistant offensive line coach. Then-linebackers coach Dean Pees was promoted to defensive coordinator after the season, prompting another re-assignment for Patricia, this time to linebackers coach for the 2006 season. Patricia was named the team's safeties coach in 2011. In 2012, he received the title of defensive coordinator, despite having called plays on defense since the departure of Pees following the 2009 season. He won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots at the end of the 2014 season, as well as Super Bowl XXXIX at the end of the 2004 season.


  1. ^ Reiss, Mike. "Drawn to X's and O's". Retrieved 2014-03-05. 

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