Bill Belichick is considered to be one of the greatest coaches in the history of the National Football League. He has won three NFL Coach of the Year awards and a total of eight Super Bowl rings, two as a defensive coordinator and six as a head coach. Currently, the 69-year-old tactician is at the helm of the New England Patriots and he has been with the team for 22 years now. We’re not focusing on that in this piece, thought, we’re focusing on Bill Belichick’s girlfriend Linda Holliday.

Aside from all his achievements, Bill Belichick is the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL. He also holds the record for most Super Bowl wins, most Super Bowl appearances, and the most playoff wins. His excellence allowed him to be part of the NFL’s 2000s and 2010s All-Decade Team, as well as the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. However, in this article, we will be talking about his long-time partner in crime — Bill Belichick’s girlfriend Linda Holliday.

Bill Belichick’s girlfriend Linda Holliday

Bill Belichick's girlfriend, Linda Holliday

Linda Holliday was born on June 5, 1963, in Jupiter, Florida. Other than her birthday and birthplace, nothing much is known about Ms. Holliday’s personal life.

In 1986, Linda Holliday graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree in radiography. After graduating, she was supposed to pursue a medical career but got sidetracked when she became interested in pageantry.

When she was living at Little Rock, Arkansas, she joined and won the Mrs. Little Rock twice. Holliday then participated in the Mrs. Arkansas pageant where she finished as a runner-up. She eventually coached women who are hoping to join beauty pageants.

Linda Holliday believed that women should be judged by their intelligence and speaking skills. This led to the decision by the Miss America pageant to discontinue their swimsuit competition.

“I am 100 percent for taking it out, and I hope other pageants follow suit,” she told the Boston Herald. “…what I saw was women starving themselves so much they couldn’t speak properly in the interview portion, which counts for a much larger percentage of the final score in the majority of pageants.”

Before meeting Bill Belichick, Linda Holliday has been married three times. She was reported to Dennis Hess from Georgio, and they had twin daughters — Ashley and Katrina Hess — together. Her other two ex-husbands were Vaughn Corder from Georgia and Eugene Holliday from Arkansas.

She was not the only one married before their relationship as Bill Belichick was also married to Debbie Clark from 1975 to 2006. Bill had three children with Debbie; Amanda, Stephen, and Brian.

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Linda Holliday and Bill Belichick met each other in 2007 in a nightclub in Palm Beach, Florida. During that time, Linda was dating another man but eventually broke things off to pursue a relationship with the NFL coach.

It was said that after their encounter in the Florida nightclub, Bill Belichick sent flowers the following day with a card saying “Thanks for the wonderful evening” — and the rest, as they say, is history.

Since that fateful meeting in 2006, Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday have been together ever since. Holliday has been a regular fixture in multiple New England Patriots games.

Aside from supporting her longtime partner on the field, the couple usually goes on vacation together after a long season — one constant in Bill Belichick’s life is going to Nantucket, an isolated island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Bill Belichick is known for his private and menacing demeanor, but Linda Holliday brings out the unknown side of the Patriots coach by way of stories and various social media posts.

“I’ll tell you something about Bill,” she says in an interview. “He can sing. And he can sing well. You won’t hear it. You won’t see it. But he can sing well.”

Between 2005 and 2006, Linda Holliday opened a boutique clothes store called “Blue Indigo Boutique”. Unfortunately, she had to shut down the shop in December of 2009. She then became a TV correspondent for WBZ-TV and myTV38 where she covered the sports section at StyleBoston, a 30-minute lifestyle and entertainment show that aired in six New England states.

As of this writing, Linda Holliday is serving as the CEO and president of the Bill Belichick Foundation — a foundation that aims to provide coaching, mentorship, and financial support to individuals, communities, and organizations.

Despite rumors floating around that the two are engaged, or even married, there is no question that Bill Belichick and Linda Holliday will continue to support each other as they have done in the past 16 years.