Bill Belichick’s voice is coming to a television set near you.
Fresh off coaching arguably the greatest comeback in football history, the New England Patriots coach is lending his gravely aura to a World War II film, documenting the greatest invasion in military history.
An avid history buff, Belichick will narrate a one-hour documentary called D-Day: Over Normandy, a project funded the World War II Foundation of which Belichick is very fond. The film will air this spring on PBS stations around the country.
This move is square in Belichick’s wheelhouse.
A press release from the foundation quotes the Patriots legend, “Every day of my childhood, I was immersed in the tradition of the United States Navy. I was, and remain, inspired by their discipline, teamwork and courage, especially the sailors who fought on D-Day and in the Pacific theater, where the U.S. Pacific Fleet sacrificed so much for ultimate victory.
“The Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines made one heck of a team in World War II.”
A son of a midshipman, Belichick has often implemented philosophies and strategies from old Army and Navy football teams and coaches into his varied game plans. The future Hall of Famer can even diagram, on a whim, his father’s plays from when he was an assistant coach at the Naval Academy in 1959.
So while his more glamorous players are receiving Hollywood treatments, Belichick will spend his off season grounded in reality and history. How fitting.
Bill’s on to Berlin.