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    New England Patriots Coaches: Who Is on Jerod Mayo’s Coaching Staff?

    Following the departure of Bill Belichick, Jerod Mayo was promoted to head coach. Here's a look at his new coaching staff.

    After over 20 NFL seasons leading the New England Patriots, the organization and Bill Belichick parted ways following the 2023 season. That meant the team would see its first new head coach since the ’90s, turning to Jerod Mayo for that position.

    In his first season as a head coach, here’s a look at what Mayo’s new coaching staff looks like in New England.

    New England Patriots Coaching Staff

    • Jerod Mayo, Head Coach
    • Alex Van Pelt, Offensive Coordinator
    • Bob Bicknell, Tight Ends
    • Taylor Embree, Running Backs
    • Tyler Hughes, Wide Receivers
    • Robert Kugler, Assistant Offensive Line
    • Ben McAdoo, Senior Offensive Assistant
    • T.C. McCartney, Quarterbacks
    • Michael McCarthy, Offensive Coaching Assistant
    • Scott Peters, Offensive Line
    • Evan Rothstein, Assistant Quarterbacks
    • Tiquan Underwood, Assistant Wide Receivers
    • Omar Young, Offensive Coaching Assistant
    • DeMarcus Covington, Defensive Coordinator
    • Brian Belichick, Safeties
    • Vinny DePalma, Defensive Coaching Assistant
    • Jamael Lett, Defensive Coaching Assistant
    • Mike Pellegrino, Cornerbacks
    • Dont’a Hightower, Inside Linebackers
    • Keith Jones Jr., Defensive Coaching Assistant
    • Jerry Montgomery, Defensive Line
    • Drew Wilkins, Outside Linebackers
    • Jeremy Springer, Special Teams Coordinator
    • Tom Quinn, Assistant Special Teams
    • Coby Tippett, Special Teams Coaching Assistant

    While Mayo was on the previous staff, he didn’t keep a majority of the incumbent coaches. He did, however, extend offers to Belichick’s sons, Steve and Brian, to remain on the staff. Only Brian returned to coach the safeties.

    “True professional. Anytime you see your dad and your brother go somewhere else, the natural thing would be to go with them. But he is a New Englander. He is a Patriot. I am happy to have him,” Mayo said.

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    Another important hire was a defensive coordinator, someone who could work directly with Mayo to keep the Patriots’ defense as one of the pillars of the NFL. He promoted DeMarcus Covington to do that. Having been with the team since 2017, Covington worked as an outside linebackers coach and defensive line coach during his tenure.

    Another coach that was retained is cornerback coach Mike Pellegrino. Having been with New England since 2015 as a coaching assistant, he became the team’s cornerbacks coach in 2019.

    New Additions to the Patriots’ Coaching Staff

    With Mayo working to create his staff, he needed to find someone to run the offensive side of the ball while he specialized in defense. To do that, he turned to Alex Van Pelt as the team’s offensive coordinator. He was previously the offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns from 2020-2023 and has been in the NFL since 2006.

    Van Pelt will be tasked with not only improving a struggling offense from 2023 but also getting the most out of No. 2 overall pick quarterback Drake Maye. The rookie may not start from the beginning, but a successful job will likely require Maye to develop as expected.

    In addition to Van Pelt, Tyler Hughes was brought in to coach the team’s wide receivers. Hughes spent 2023 as an analyst for the Washington Huskies; during his time with Washington, he worked with one of the top receiving units in the country, featuring Rome Odunze, Ja’Lynn Polk, and Jalen McMillan. Polk was later selected by the Patriots in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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