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Matt Patricia
Current position
Team New England Patriots
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-09-13) September 13, 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth Sherrill, New York
Career information
Position(s) Defensive coordinator
College RPI
Team(s) as a coach/administrator







(Graduate Assistant)
Amherst College
(Defensive Line Coach)
(Offensive Graduate Assistant)
New England Patriots
(Offensive Coaching Assistant)
New England Patriots
(Assistant Offensive Line Coach)
New England Patriots
(Linebackers Coach)
New England Patriots
(Safeties Coach)
New England Patriots
(Defensive Coordinator)

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

Playing career

Patricia attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he played football as an offensive lineman from 1992 to 1996.

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 re-assigned as the Patriots' assistant offensive line coach. Then-linebackers coach Dean Pees was promoted to defensive coordinator after the season, promoting another re-assignment 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 calling plays on defense since the departure of Pees following the 2009 season.

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