Patriots announce coaching staff changes for 2020, including increased role for Bill Belichick's son Brian

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The Patriots coaching staff has undergone several changes ahead of the 2020 season, including two notable changes in the Belichick family.

New England announced its finalized coaching group for 2020 on Monday, and there were no major changes at the top. Josh McDaniels remains offensive coordinator, with no official defensive coordinator under head coach Bill Belichick. Jerod Mayo remains as the inside linebackers coach. Ivan Fears remains the running backs coach, while Nick Caley still coaches the tight ends and Mike Pellegrino will coach the cornerbacks.

As for new additions, Jedd Fisch will serve as quarterbacks coach. Former Pats receiver Troy Brown, who joined the staff as an assistant in 2019, will coach running backs and kick returners.

Replacing the retired Dante Scarnecchia will be Cole Popovich and Carmen Bricillo, who will split offensive line duties.

Bill Belichick now has both of his sons in major roles on the Patriots coaching staff. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Bill Belichick now has both of his sons in major roles on the Patriots coaching staff. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Taking over for the departed Joe Judge will be Mick Lombardi as wide receivers coach and Cam Achord as special teams coordinator. DeMarcus Covington takes over for Bret Bielema as defensive line coach, after coaching the outside linebackers in 2019.

Replacing Covington as OLBs coach will be Steve Belichick, who had served as safeties coach for four seasons. Bill Belichick's younger son, Brian, has been promoted to replace his brother as safeties coach. Brian previously served as a coaching assistant for three seasons.

Here's the full Patriots coaching staff for 2020:

Bill Belichick: Head Coach

Offense

Josh McDaniels: Offensive Coordinator
Jedd Fisch: Quarterbacks
Ivan Fears: Running Backs
Troy Brown: Running Backs/Kick Returners
Mick Lombardi: Wide Receivers
Nick Caley: Tight Ends
Cole Popovich: Offensive Line
Carmen Bricillo: Offensive Line
Tyler Hughes: Offensive Assistant

Defense

DeMarcus Covington: Defensive Line
Jerod Mayo: Inside Linebackers
Steve Belichick: Outside Linebackers
Brian Belichick: Safeties
Mike Pellegrino: Cornerbacks
Vinnie Sunseri: Defensive Assistant

Special Teams

Cam Achord: Special Teams Coordinator
Joe Houston: Special Teams Assistant

Strength & Conditioning

Moses Cabrera: Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Deron Mayo: Strength & Conditioning Assistant

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