Mike Tomlin was named the 16th head coach in Pittsburgh Steelers history on January 22, 2007. Hired at the age of 34, Tomlin became only the third head coach hired by the Steelers since 1969.
In his 16 seasons as head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tomlin has accomplished many things that have never been done in the team's storied history. A franchise known for stability at the head coaching position, Tomlin ranks among the League's longest-tenured active head coaches entering the 2023 season.
Matt Canada is in his third season as the Steelers’ offensive coordinator after being promoted to the position on January 25, 2021. He was hired by the Steelers as the quarterbacks coach on January 15, 2020, and spent one year in the role.
In Canada's second season, he oversaw the development of 2022 first-round draft pick Kenny Pickett, who started the final 12 games of the season and led the team to a 7-5 finish as a starter, including five wins in his last six games. The offense improved heavily through the course of the season and boasted the best third-down conversion rate and the third-most rushing yards in the League from Weeks 10 through 18 after starting the season ranked 24th in both categories through the first eight weeks.
Teryl Austin is in his second season as the Steelers’ defensive coordinator. He was promoted after three seasons as the Steelers' senior defensive assistant/secondary coach on February 6, 2022. This marks his 20th year in the National Football League coaching ranks.
Under the guidance of Austin, Pittsburgh improved from ranking 29th in opponent yards per game to the stingiest defense in the League over the second half of the 2022 season, allowing an NFL-best 272.9 yards per game following their bye week. The Steelers defense also improved in getting off the field through the last nine weeks, allowing the third-least third-down conversions (36) and tying for the second-most interceptions (12). The team's 20 interceptions on the season tied for the most in the League.
Special Teams Coordinator
Danny Smith is in his 11th season with the Steelers as the special teams’ coordinator. Smith was hired on January 31, 2013.
Since joining the Steelers in 2015, kicker Chris Boswell is 202-of-234 overall on field goal attempts (86.3%), including 90-of-115 (78.3%) from 40 yards or longer. He ranks fifth in field goal percentage (86.3%) among all NFL kickers with at least 200 field goal attempts in league history. Boswell’s 86.3 field goal percent ranks second in Steelers history among kickers with at least 30 field goal attempts, behind only Shaun Suisham (2010-14: 124-141 for 87.9%). He has registered a franchise-record 10 career game-winning field goals (last five min. of the fourth quarter or overtime for a lead change).
Strength and Conditioning
Senior Conditioning Coordinator
Garrett Giemont is in his third season as senior conditioning coordinator for the Steelers after being hired on January 31, 2007. The 2023 season marks Giemont's 51st in the NFL.
He previously spent 14 seasons as the Steelers' conditioning coordinator before being promoted in 2021.
Strength & Conditioning Assistant
Experience: 9 years