Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 5/10/12
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On Thursday, the Patriots announced a slew of coaching changes, including, most notably, the promotion of Matt Patricia, who will serve as the team’s defensive coordinator.

Though tweaking his staff is a regular offseason chore for head coach Bill Belichick, it was a bit different this time around with his spawn coming aboard.

Per ESPNBoston.com, Steve Belichick, Bill’s son, has joined the Pats staff as a coaching assistant, an entry-level job which requires many different responsibilities, such as breaking down film, cutting up game tape, and helping assistant coaches with an assortment of mid-week tasks.

Once upon a time, his father was in the very same position before working his way up and becoming what he is today.

The 25-year-old Steve Belichick was a walk-on long snapper for Rutgers. Prior to that, he played four seasons for the university’s lacrosse team.

This won’t be a new experience for the younger Belichick. Like his brother, Brian, and sister, Amanda, Steve has been on New England’s sidelines multiple times before, and, apparently, that’s where he’ll remain for the foreseeable future.

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