Bill Cowher

Former American Football Coach and Player
Born May 8, 1957

William Laird "Bill" Cowher is a former professional American football coach and player in the National Football League (NFL). In Cowher's fifteen seasons as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team won eight division titles and made ten playoff appearances. Cowher has reached the Super Bowl twice, winning one. He is the second coach in NFL history to reach the playoffs in each of his first six seasons as head coach, a feat previously accomplished by Paul Brown.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Cowher.


1957 Birth Born on May 8, 1957.


1979 22 Years Old 1 More Event
He graduated in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in education.
1985 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Cowher began his coaching career in 1985 at age 28 under Marty Schottenheimer with the Cleveland Browns.


1992 35 Years Old He became the 15th head coach in Steelers history when he succeeded Chuck Noll on January 21, 1992 – but only the second head coach since the NFL merger in 1970. … Read More
1995 38 Years Old In 1995, at age 38, he became the youngest coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl. … Read More


2005 48 Years Old At the conclusion of the 2005 season, the Steelers had the best record of any team in the NFL since Cowher was hired as head coach.
2006 49 Years Old On February 5, 2006, Cowher's Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XL by defeating the Seattle Seahawks 21–10, giving Cowher his first Super Bowl ring. … Read More


…  Cowher resigned as head coach of the Steelers on January 5, 2007, 11 months after winning Super Bowl XL in 2006 over the Seattle Seahawks. … Read More
2008 51 Years Old On March 4, 2008, Cowher responded to rumors concerning his coaching future by stating, "I'm not going anywhere." … Read More
2009 52 Years Old Putting an end to numerous unfounded rumors of his return to coaching in the NFL in 2009, Cowher stated on The NFL Today that he did not plan to coach again in the immediate future.
2010 53 Years Old 1 More Event
In July of 2010, Cowher was the keynote speaker for National Agents Alliance at their Leadership Conference. … Read More
2014 57 Years Old Lindsay married NBA forward Ryan Kelly of the Los Angeles Lakers August 2, 2014. … Read More
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