Bill Belichick was honored by his hometown yesterday afternoon when he was given the key to the city of Annapolis, Maryland, before the Army-Navy lacrosse game.
Belichick was accompanied by long-time girlfriend Linda Holliday, and was honored at halftime. Some of coach Belichick’s Annapolis High School teammates were also in attendance.
“It feels so amazing to recognize a legendary figure in Coach Bill Belichick, who is one of the most humble people I’ve ever met,” Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley said, via the Baltimore Sun. “It’s the classic example of local boy made good. Coach Belichick got his start here in Annapolis then went on to do so many incredible things.”
“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized by your hometown. There’s nothing bigger than that. I’m so proud to be an Annapolitan,” Belichick said.
“That was amazing. Some of these guys I haven’t seen since I was living in Annapolis,” he said. “It’s great to be back in Annapolis, great to be here at this stadium and great to be watching Army-Navy lacrosse.”
— Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) April 24, 2021