Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/10/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Patriots have finally named a defensive coordinator, with Bill Belichick coaching protégé Matt Patricia getting the nod. The last time the Patriots actually had someone with that title, it was Dan Pees, the current defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. He got fired back in January 2010 (sorry, we meant they ‘mutually parted ways’, whatever you wanna call it).

The former offensive lineman from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (92-96) has been with the Patriots since 2004, and has moved around quite a bit within the coaching staff.

His first job on Belichick’s staff was as an offensive coaching assistant, moving up a season later after o-line/tight ends coach Jeff Davidson’s departure, where he worked as an assistant to offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia. In 2006, he worked with Linebackers, in 2011, he had the title of safeties coach. And now the formality of a title, for a job that’s he pretty much been doing since 2009.

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