Steelers Extend HC Tomlim’s Contract Through 2018


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Seriously, is there any head coach in the National Football League more deserving?

The Steelers announced today that they have agreed on a two-year contract extension for Head Coach Mike Tomlin that will keep him with the team through at least the 2018 season. Financial terms of the contract extension were not disclosed.

“I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2018 season,” said Steelers’ President Art Rooney II. “Mike has proven he is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident he will continue to lead the team in our pursuit of another Super Bowl championship.”

The 43-year-old Tomlin has gone 82-46 in the regular season in eight seasons as head coach, has been to the playoffs five times and became the youngest head coach in NFL history to both coach in and win a Super Bowl when he led the Steelers to a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. By winning the Super Bowl in only his second season as a head coach, he also became the fastest to win a Super Bowl title in Steelers’ history.

“I very much appreciate this contract extension, but my sole focus has been and will continue to be meeting the challenges that lie ahead for the 2015 season,” Tomlin said. “These past nine years in Pittsburgh have been a wonderful experience for my family, and I look forward to pursuing what is the Steelers’ goal every year – bringing another Super Bowl championship to the City of Pittsburgh.”

And that’s what makes Tomlin a top notch NFL head coach. All business first..celebrate later. The mentality held by the two great Steelers coaches before him, and he has my utmost appreciation for that.

Congratulations Mike Tomlin, you very much deserved your contract extension. And we are all happy to have you a part of Steelers Nation/Steelers World.