If Mike Tomlin coaches until the end of the contract extension he signed today, the Pittsburgh Steelers will have had a grand total of three head coaches in the last 48 years. That’s some effective hiring. By comparison, the Washington Redskins have had 12 different head coaches during the same stretch.
Tomlin signed an extension through the 2016 season today. The revised contract adds three years to his existing deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Still just 40 years old, Tomlin is widely considered to be one of the best coaches in the NFL. He won a Super Bowl with the Steelers at the end of the 2008 season (the youngest coach ever to win a Super Bowl) and lost another Super Bowl at the end of the 2010 season.
Tomlin was hired as the coach of the Steelers following Bill Cowher’s retirement after the 2006 season. He is 55-25 with the Steelers since taking over.