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Ivan Fears
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Date of birth November 15, 1954 (1954-11-15) (age 55)
Place of birth Portsmouth, Virginia
Position(s) Running Backs Coach
College William & Mary
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1976

1977

1978-79

1980-1990

1991-1992

1993-1998

1999-2001

2002-present
William & Mary
(Graduate Assistant)
William & Mary
(Wide Receivers Coach)
William & Mary
(Quarterbacks Coach)
Syracuse
(Quarterbacks Coach)
New England Patriots
(Wide Receivers Coach)
Chicago Bears
(Wide Receivers Coach)
New England Patriots
(Wide Receivers Coach)
New England Patriots
(Running Backs Coach)

Ivan Fears (born November 15, 1954 in Portsmouth, Virginia) is the current American football running backs coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

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Playing career

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High school

Fears attended John Yeates High School in Suffolk, Virginia, and was a letterman in football. In football, he was twice named the school's "Outstanding Player of the Year", and as a senior, was also an All-State selection.

College

Fears attended The College of William & Mary, where he played football as a running back from 1973 to 1975.

Coaching career

College

Fears began his coaching career in 1976 with his alma mater, William & Mary as a graduate assistant and in 1977 was the team's wide receivers coach. From 1978 to 1979 he served as the team's quarterbacks coach before moving to Syracuse University in 1980 in the same capacity.

NFL

Fears joined the Patriots' coaching staff in 1991. He spent two seasons with the Patriots before moving on to coach the Chicago Bears' wide receivers starting in 1993, but rejoined New England in 1999 as their wide receivers coach. In 2002, he was re-assigned to running backs coach.

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