Who is Debby Clarke Belichick?
Debby Clark was born in 1955 in Nashville, Tennessee USA, and is a businesswoman, but perhaps better known for being the ex-wife of professional American Football coach Bill Belichick, who is best known for being the head coach of the National Football League (NFL) team, the New England Patriots.
The Riches of Debby Clarke Belichick
How rich is Debby Clarke Belichick? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $3 million, earned through a successful career in business. Her wealth has also been elevated thanks to her association with and divorce from Bill, who has a net worth estimated at $35 million. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Marriage
Very little information is known about Debby’s parents, childhood and her education. It is known that she developed a strong interest for design growing up, as evidenced by her later career choices. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled in Wesleyan University and during her time there would meet Bill who was playing college football along with lacrosse. The two became close and started a relationship which continued throughout and after college.
They married in 1977 and would have three children together; Bill continued to pursue a career in coaching, while Debby became a homemaker, focused more on taking care of the family and raising their children.
Ex-Husband Bill Belichick
From beginning his coaching career in 1975, Belichick quickly rose through the ranks, and a decade later became the defensive coordinator for the NFL team, the New York Giants under head coach Bill Parcells. Together, they would win two Super Bowls XXI and XXV together, after which he then left the team as he was offered a head coach position with the Cleveland Browns in 1991. He served as their head coach for the next five seasons before rejoining Parcells with the New England Patriots, and they and the team reached the Super Bowl.
He then became a part of the New York Jets organization, being named as head coach in 2000, however, he resigned from his position only one day into the job to accept the head coaching role with the New England Patriots. Since serving with the Patriots, he has helped them win 15 AFC East division titles, 12 AFC Championship appearances, and eight Super Bowl appearances. He has been named the AP Head Coach of the Year three times, and his team has won five of their eight Super Bowl appearances. He is noted as the league’s longest tenured active head coach.
The couple’s marriage would stay strong for many years, but in 2006 it was announced that Debby Clarke had divorced with her husband. While the reasons were not known initially, it was revealed that the two had actually separated before the 2004 season, according to the Patriots organization, because Bill had started a relationship with the former receptionist of the New York Giants Sharon Shenocca, an affair which became the reason for the slow crumbling of his marriage. He reportedly sent monthly cash gifts to Shenocca worth around $5,000 each, and also bought her a twin house that is valued at $2.2 million.
After the divorce, that affair also didn’t last, and the former couple moved on with their lives. Later on, Bill was often seen with Linda Holliday in public weeks leading up to Super Bowl XLII. According to reports the two met at a nightclub and have been together since, and have appeared together in publications as well as public events. On Debby’s side, it is not known if she started another relationship or has remarried.
Their eldest child Amanda played lacrosse in college at Wesleyan University, much like her father. She then pursued a similar coaching career, working at the preparatory school Rosemary Hall as a lacrosse coach, while also serving in the admissions department. In 2009, she became the assistant coach for the Amherst women’s lacrosse team at the University of Massachusetts, and after a year then took on the same position with the Ohio State Buckeyes. In 2015, she became the head coach at Holy Cross College located in Massachusetts.
Their other children include Stephen who played football and lacrosse on a scholarship at Rutgers University. After completing his education, he was hired as an assistant coach with the New England Patriots in 2012, serving under his father, being promoted to safeties coach in 2016. Their youngest child Brian enrolled in Trinity College and played lacrosse with the school’s team. Around the time his brother was promoted to safeties coach, he was also hired by the front office of the Patriots’ to serve as a scouting assistant.
Debby Clarke received a significant amount of money from the divorce proceedings, which she used to help her get started once more, as life can be vastly different after being dependent solely on the husband for income. She opened her own tile and design store called “The Art of Tile & Stone” which started gaining a lot of attention online. The business is very active and is based in Massachusetts, where it has earned a bit of the following. Aside from that, nothing else is known about her current endeavors and it is mainly due to the fact that she does not have any online presence. She does not have any personal accounts on social media websites, aside from her business Instagram account.