Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia
New England Patriots
Position: Defensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-09-13) September 13, 1974
Place of birth: Sherrill, New York
Career information
High school: Vernon-Verona-Sherill (NY)
College: Rensselaer Polytechnic
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Coaching stats at PFR

Matt Patricia (born September 13, 1974) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

Playing career

Patricia attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he played for the RPI Engineers football team as an offensive lineman from 1992 to 1996. At RPI, he majored in aeronautical engineering.[1]

Coaching career


Patricia began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, RPI, in 1996. He spent the next two seasons out of football before returning as the defensive line coach for Amherst College from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, he moved to Syracuse University as an offensive graduate assistant for the team, a position he held for three seasons. Patricia is a brother of Theta Chi Fraternity.


Patricia joined the Patriots as an offensive coaching assistant in 2004. In 2005, upon the departure of assistant offensive line/tight ends coach Jeff Davidson, Patricia was reassigned as the Patriots' assistant offensive line coach. Then-linebackers coach Dean Pees was promoted to defensive coordinator after the season, prompting another reassignment for Patricia, this time to linebackers coach for the 2006 season. Patricia was named the team's safeties coach in 2011. In 2012, he received the title of defensive coordinator, despite having called plays on defense since the departure of Pees following the 2009 season. He won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots at the end of the 2014 season, as well as Super Bowl XXXIX at the end of the 2004 season. In January 2016, the Patriots gave permission for Patricia to interview for the head-coaching position of the Cleveland Browns.[2]


  1. Reiss, Mike. "Drawn to X's and O's". Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  2. CBS Sports
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