Mike Tomlin

Head Coach of the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers
Born Mar 15, 1972

Michael Tomlin is the current head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Tomlin is the third youngest head coach in any of the four major North American professional sports. He is the tenth African-American head coach in NFL history, and first in Steelers history. With the Steelers' victory in Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009, Tomlin became the youngest head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory.… Read More

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1972 Birth Born on March 15, 1972.
1980 8 Years Old Tomlin's mother, Julia, married Leslie Copeland, a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service, in 1980.


1990 18 Years Old Tomlin graduated from Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia in 1990 where he set a school-record 20 touchdown catches. … Read More


1994 - 1995 2 More Events
1996 24 Years Old He spent the 1996 season as a graduate assistant at the University of Memphis, where he worked with the defensive backs and special teams.
1997 25 Years Old Following a brief stint on the University of Tennessee at Martin's coaching staff, Tomlin was hired by Arkansas State University in 1997 to coach its defensive backs. … Read More
2001 29 Years Old Tomlin was hired as the defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001, where he first learned the Tampa 2 defense that he would use in later coaching jobs. … Read More


2006 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Tomlin was selected by Vikings' head coach Brad Childress to be his defensive coordinator in 2006. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old 1 More Event
With only a year of experience as a defensive coordinator, Tomlin was hired on January 27, 2007 to become the sixteenth Steelers head coach. … Read More
2008 36 Years Old When the Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the 2008 AFC Championship Game, Mike Tomlin became the youngest NFL head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl. … Read More
On January 29, 2009, Tomlin was named the 2008 Motorola NFL Coach of the Year.
2010 38 Years Old 1 More Event
On July 13, 2010, Tomlin signed a three-year contract extension with the Steelers.
2011 39 Years Old On November 13, 2011, Tomlin won his 50th game as the Steelers head coach with a 24–17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. … Read More


2012 40 Years Old 1 More Event
The elder Tomlin died in January 2012 from an apparent heart attack in Ocala, Florida, at the age of 63. … Read More
2013 41 Years Old 1 More Event
Facing the Baltimore Ravens on November 28, 2013 in a primetime Thanksgiving Day game with major playoff implications, Tomlin became the subject of controversy when video replay showed him possibly interfering with a kick return. … Read More
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