35 Facts About Matt Patricia

1. Matt Patricia got married to the love of his life Raina Patricia who has the maiden name—Grigelvick.

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2. Matt Patricia would remain with the Patriots as defensive coordinator going into the 2016 season.

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3. Matt Patricia matriculated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was a four-year letterman as a center and guard with the Engineers football team from 1992 to 1995.

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4. Matt Patricia got married to the love of his life Raina Patricia who has the maiden name—Grigelvick.

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5. Matt Patricia spent five seasons as the Patriots' linebackers coach and one season coaching the safeties.

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6. Matt Patricia worked as an aeronautical engineer for two years before returning to coaching at Amherst in 1999.

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7. Matt Patricia tied the knot with his wife Raina Patricia in 2009 and resides in Massachusetts.

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8. Matt Patricia began his professional coaching career from New England Patriots as an offensive assistant in 2004.

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9. Matt Patricia is not just an NFL defensive coordinator, but an Aeronautical Engineer.

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10. Matt Patricia has indicated preferring the Giants in most of the interviews.

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11. Matt Patricia was an offensive lineman for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers, playing both center and guard.

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12. Matt Patricia began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at RPI in 1996 then left football 2 years to pursue a job as an engineer.

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13. Matt Patricia earned his bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1996.

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14. Matt Patricia is the new head coach of the Detroit Lions.

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15. Matt Patricia got married to the love of his life Raina Patricia who has the maiden name—Grigelvick.

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16. Matt Patricia received quite a lucrative offer after graduating to maintain the nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers with the Westinghouse Electric Company but he decided against it and opted to return to coaching as a defensive line coach at Amherst College from 1999 to 2000.

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17. Matt Patricia was born on the 13th of September, in the year 1974.

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18. Matt Patricia has his idea of what winning football looks like.

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19. Matt Patricia clearly did not appreciate members of the media questioning his practice habits.

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20. Matt Patricia used 891 words to defend making the Lions practice in the snow.

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21. Matt Patricia is no longer in New England, but he hasn't escaped the snow and all the football-related.

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22. Matt Patricia is taking some heat for making the Lions practice in the snow.

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23. Matt Patricia addressed criticism of his outdoor practice when speaking with the media on Friday.

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24. Matt Patricia offers long-winded explanation on why he had his Lions practice in the snow.

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25. Matt Patricia delivered an 891-word opening statement about practicing in the snow.

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26. Matt Patricia prepared 891-word statement to defend making the Lions practice in snow.

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27. Matt Patricia spent 13 years in Foxborough and was the Patriots' defensive coordinator between 2012 and 2017, before being appointed as Lions head coach in February.

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28. On February 5, 2018, Matt Patricia was named the head coach of the Detroit Lions.

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29. Matt Patricia joined the Patriots under head coach Bill Belichick as an offensive coaching assistant in 2004.

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30. Matt Patricia played at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was a four-year letterman as a center and guard with the Engineers football team from 1992 to 1995.

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31. Matt Patricia played college football at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was a four-year letterman as an offensive lineman.

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32. Matt Patricia was asked a question by ESPN's Michael Rothstein about how the Golden Tate trade makes the Lions any better.

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33. Matt Patricia was tasked with explaining the Detroit Lions' decision on Tuesday to trade star wide receiver Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles while meeting with the media on Wednesday.

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34. Matt Patricia points to "big picture" to explain Golden Tate trade.

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35. Matt Patricia respects Mike Zimmer, has borrowed from his scheme.

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