Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots’ resident genius, last played as a tight end at unheralded Wesleyan University in Connecticut in the early 1970s. Despite an economics degree, he may well have started off as the lowest paid member of Wesleyan’s class of 1975, reportedly earning less than $50 a week as an assistant coach with the Baltimore Colts. But that knack for defensive schemes would pay off.
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I didn’t get into coaching for the money, but I guess this article is a good motivator. Coaching basketball is my passion. Love what you do. Do what you love.