Mike Tomlin Biography
Mike Tomlin is a well-known American football coach currently serving as the head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). Since joining the Steelers back in 2007, Tomlin has led the team to ten playoff runs, three AFC Championship Games, seven division titles, two Super Bowl appearances as well as a title in Super Bowl XLIII. During his 15 seasons as a head coach, Tomlin has never had a losing record which is the longest-ever streak in the NFL.
Mike Tomlin Age
Mike Tomlin was born on 15th March 1972, in Hampton, Virginia, United States of America. He is 51 years old.
Mike Tomlin Height
Tomlin is a man of standard stature and stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m).
Mike Tomlin Family
Tomlin was born to his loving and supportive parents, Ed Tomlin and Julia Tomlin in Hampton, Virginia, United States of America. His dad is a former president of the Marion County NAACP and was a civil rights activist. He has a good-looking brother called Eddie Tomlin.
Mike Tomlin Wife
He is blissfully hitched to his loving and caring wife Kiya Winston. The pair tied the knot in 1996 and they are blessed with three adorable children.
Mike Tomlin Children
He is the proud father of two lovely sons namely; Michael Dean, born in 2000, and Mason, born in 2002; and a beautiful daughter called Harlyn Quinn, born in 2006.
Mike Tomlin Education
He attended and graduated from Denbigh High School. Later on, Tomlin enrolled at the College of William and Mary where he played wide received/tight end for the Tribe for three years. In 1994, Tomlin became a second-team All-Yankee Conference selection
Mike Tomlin Salary
He earns a satisfactory salary of $11.5 million per year.
Mike Tomlin’s Net Worth
Mike Tomlin has over the years managed to garner a hefty fortune and has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
Mike Tomlin Career
He started his coaching career as the wide receiver coach at Virginia Military Institute under head coach Bill Stewart in 1995. He spent the 1996 season at the University of Memphis as a graduate assistant, where he worked with the special teams and defensive backs. In 1997, Tomlin was hired by Arkansas State University to coach its defensive backs after a brief stint on the University of Tennessee at Martin’s coaching staff.
He stayed there for only two seasons before being hired by the University of Cincinnati as defensive backs coach. In 2001, he was hired as the defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers under head coach Tony Dungy. In 2002 and 2005, he was retained under new head coach Jon Gruden. The defense never ranked worse than sixth overall during his tenure. In 2006, Tomlin was appointed by Vikings’ head coach Brad Childress to be his defensive coordinator.
He was selected to interview for the vacant head coaching position with the 2005 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers after spending 2006 as the Vikings’ defensive coordinator. On January 27, 2007, Tomlin was hired to become the sixteenth Steelers head coach with only a year of experience as a defensive coordinator. He succeeded Bill Cowher, who retired after spending one and a half decades with the team.
Mike Tomlin became the youngest NFL head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl when the Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the 2008 AFC Championship Game. He was named the 2008 Motorola NFL Coach of the Year on 29th January 2009. At age 36, he became the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl when the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009.
Later, Tomlin signed a three-year contract extension with the Steelers on July 13, 2010. He won his 50th game as the Steelers’ head coach with a 24–17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on November 13, 2011. In franchise history, he was the fourth to reach this milestone of the Steelers’ 16 head coaches. He received a three-year contract extension on July 24, 2012, through the 2016 season although the financial terms were not revealed.
Tomlin lost his starting quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger in the 2019 season after week 2 against the Seahawks in a 28-26 home loss. Tomlin was tied with Pete Carroll for 21st place on the NFL’s all-time regular-season wins list with 145 at the end of the 2020 season.
During a week 8 game in the 2020 NFL season, Tomlin was fined $100,000 by the NFL for not properly wearing a face mask, as instructed for coaches during the COVID-19 pandemic on November 6, 2020. On February 22, 2021, Tomlin revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 after the season. He signed a three-year contract extension to remain the Steelers’ head coach on April 20, 2021, through 2024.