One day before training camp is to begin, the Pittsburgh Steelers have extended head coach Mike Tomlin’s contract for an additional three years through the end of the 2016 season. His tenure began after Bill Cowher resigned in 2007. Financial terms of the contract are not yet disclosed. This is Coach Tomlin’s third contract.
Tomlin has compiled a 55-25 (.688 winning percentage) in six seasons. The team has won one Super Bowl, two AFC Championships, two AFC North titles, while making the playoffs four seasons and notching a winning record each season under Tomlin’s direction.
Steelers’ President Art Rooney II stated in the press release, “We are pleased to announce that Mike Tomlin will remain with the Steelers for at least five more years. Mike is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League and we are thrilled he will continue to lead our team as we pursue another Super Bowl title.”
Mike Tomlin stated in the team’s press release, “I am excited that I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come. I am grateful to the Steelers organization for the opportunity I have been given over the past five years to work and live in this great city, and I am excited to continue to work to bring another championship to the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.”
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Written by Rob Stroup
I grew up in western Pennsylvania, so I have followed the Pittsburgh sports teams (Steelers, Penguins, Pirates) since the womb. It has become a tradition to make the yearly trek to a Steelers and Penguins game each year despite the distance. I hope to make writing a profession because I thoroughly enjoy attempting to paint a picture with words.