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Patriots’ Quarterback Coach Dies

August 6, 2001

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KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) _ New England Patriots quarterbacks coach Dick Rehbein died of heart failure Monday.

Rehbein had cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle, and his heart was being electronically paced, the team said. On Monday the heart muscle stopped, and doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital were unable to revive him.

Rehbein, 45, became the Patriots’ quarterback coach under Bill Belichick in February 2000.

Rehbein coached for 23 seasons in the NFL, beginning in 1979 with the Green Bay Packers. He coached with the Minnesota Vikings from 1985-91, and with the New York Giants from 1992-99.

He also spent a season with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League in 1984.

Rehbein is survived by his wife Pam, and two daughters, Betsy and Sarabeth.

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