Bill Belichick's son promoted to Patriots safeties coach

Published Mar. 19, 2016 3:45 p.m. ET

Call it Football in the Family.

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots did a staff shuffle on Friday, and one of the moves was to promote the coach's son Stephen to the role of safeties coach. 

Steve Belichick will be entering his fourth year with the team. He previously was a coaching assistant.

The younger Belichick was a lacrosse player at Rutgers from 2008-11. He was a long snapper for the Scarlet Knights in 2011.

Former safeties coach Brian Flores moves to linebackers coach, replacing Pat Graham, who is now with the New York Giants.

Other changes, via

*The Dante Scarnecchia hiring was made official. Scarnecchia returns to coach the offensive line after a two-year retirement.


*Moses Cabrera, previously the assistant strength and conditioning coach, has been promoted to head strength and conditioning coach. He takes the place of Harold Nash, who was fired shortly after New England's AFC championship game loss.

*Jerry Schuplinski, previously a coaching assistant, will serve as the assistant quarterbacks coach.

*James Hardy has been hired as assistant strength and conditioning coach.