Steelers extend Tomlin's contract


In sports it's something that doesn't come easily.

For the Steelers, it's a staple.

That became evident again today when Coach Mike Tomlin was signed to a two-year extension, keeping him through at least the 2020 season.

"I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin's contract through the 2020 season," said Steelers President Art Rooney II. "Mike continues to prove he is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League. We appreciate the leadership that Mike has provided over the last 10 seasons, and we are confident and excited to have him continue to lead our team as we focus on winning another championship."

Tomlin, who was hired on January 22, 2007, will be entering his 11th season at the Steelers head coach. He is only the third coach the team has had since 1969, joining Chuck Noll and Bill Cowher on that exclusive list.

"I truly appreciate this contract extension, and I want to thank Art Rooney II for his support as well as everyone within the organization," said Tomlin. "My first 10 years in Pittsburgh have been an amazing experience for me and my family. I'm proud to call Pittsburgh home. My focus is on the upcoming season, and our goals remain the same as they always are – to bring a seventh Super Bowl championship back to our city."

Photos of Head Coach Mike Tomlin.

Tomlin, 45, has guided the Steelers to two Super Bowl appearances. He became the youngest coach in NFL history to not only lead his team to the Super Bowl, but also win it when the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII.

In the regular season Tomlin has led the Steelers to a 103-57 record in 10 seasons, reaching 100 career wins in the fewest games (157) in team history and the best start by a coach in team history. He joined Noll and Cowher as the third coach in Steelers history to reach 100 regular season wins, and the Steelers are the first franchise in NFL history to have three different head coaches reach that 100 win milestone. He also became the eighth head coach in NFL history to win 100 games (regular season) in their first 10 seasons.

The Steelers have won five AFC North Division titles under Tomlin, including taking the division in 2016. Under his guidance the Steelers have made the playoffs seven times and played in the Super Bowl twice, Super Bowl XLIII and Super Bowl XLV.

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