Bill Belichick’s High School Yearbook Photo Shows He Was Destined For Greatness

Yes, Bill Belichick always has been so serious.

Sports Illustrated on Tuesday used Twitter to share a photo of the New England Patriots head coach’s high school yearbook entry from his senior year. Belichick graduated from Annapolis (Md.) High School in 1970, and here’s how he presented himself to the world at large.

As you can see, he barely cracked a smile as he posed for posterity. Perhaps football already was front and center in his mind.

Belichick’s chosen quote is from Abraham Cowley’s poem “A Wish,” and as The Boston Globe pointed out ahead of Belichick’s fifth Super Bowl win as a head coach, the poem might have laid the groundwork for Belichick’s “It is what it is” outlook on life.

After high school, Belichick attended Wesleyan University. He began his coaching career in 1975, and the rest is, shall we say history.

Thumbnail photo via Dan Powers/USA TODAY Sports Images

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