Bill O'Brien life and biography

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Bill O'Brien biography

Date of birth : 1969-10-23
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Dorchester, Massachusetts
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-29
Credited as : Football player NFL, Quarterbacks Coach for the New England Patriots, Super Bowl

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Bill O'Brien was named quarterbacks coach on Head Coach Bill Belichick's staff in 2009. O'Brien served as wide receivers coach in 2008 after joining the Patriots as a coaching assistant in 2007 following 14 seasons coaching at the collegiate level.

In 2008, Patriots wide receivers contributed to an offense that posted the third highest yardage output in franchise history despite the loss of starting quarterback Tom Brady in Week 1. Wes Welker produced his second consecutive season with 100-plus receptions and was selected to his first Pro Bowl. Both Welker and Randy Moss posted 1,000- yard receiving seasons in 2008, each achieving the first back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in franchise history.

Prior to entering the NFL, O'Brien coached in the Atlantic Coast Conference for 12 seasons, including tenures at Georgia Tech (1995-2002), Maryland (2003-04) and Duke H 17th Coaching Season H 3rd NFL Season H 3rd Patriots Season (2005-06).

O'Brien completed a two-year tenure at Duke as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2005-06. O'Brien joined the Duke coaching staff after spending two seasons as the running backs coach at the University of Maryland. In his first season with the Terrapins in 2003, Maryland finished second in the ACC in rushing and defeated West Virginia in the Gator Bowl.

O'Brien spent eight seasons at Georgia Tech (1995-2002), and served as the Yellow Jackets' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in his final two seasons. In addition to his normal duties, he also served as an assistant head coach in 2002 and was Georgia Tech's recruiting coordinator from 1999-2000. He spent his first three seasons at Georgia Tech as an offensive graduate assistant (1995-97) before beginning a three-year stint as the Yellow Jackets’ running backs coach (1998-2000). In each of O'Brien's three seasons coaching the running backs, Georgia Tech finished no lower than third in the conference in rushing. During his two-year tenure as offensive coordinator (2001-02), the team played in a bowl game each season. In 2001, under O'Brien's direction, the Yellow Jackets led the ACC in passing and finished third in the league in scoring.

O'Brien began his coaching career at Brown, coaching tight ends in 1993 and tutoring inside linebackers in 1994.

Bill O'Brien was born on October 23, 1969 in Dorchester, Mass. He and his wife, Colleen, have two sons, Jack and Michael.

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