Michael Pettaway Tomlin (born March 15, 1972) is an American football coach who is the head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). Since joining the Steelers in 2007, he has led the team to eleven playoff runs, seven division titles, three AFC Championship Games, two Super Bowl appearances, and a title in Super Bowl XLIII. At age 36, Tomlin became the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl, a record which was later broken by Sean McVay in Super Bowl LVI. Tomlin holds the record for most consecutive non-losing seasons to begin a coaching career with 17 and has never had a losing season. Only Tom Landry (21) and Bill Belichick (19) have had longer such streaks at any point in their coaching careers. Upon Belichick's departure from the New England Patriots following the 2023 season, Tomlin is the NFL's longest-tenured active head coach.

Mike Tomlin
Mike Tomlin
Tomlin in 2016
Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1972-03-15) March 15, 1972 (age 51)
Hampton, Virginia, U.S.
Career information
High school:Denbigh (Newport News, Virginia)
College:William & Mary (1990–1994)
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:

As assistant coach:

NFL record

  • Most consecutive non-losing seasons to begin coaching career: 17
Head coaching record
Regular season:173–100–2 (.633)
Postseason:8–10 (.444)
Career:181–110–2 (.621)
Coaching stats at PFR

Early life edit

Tomlin was born in Hampton, Virginia,[1] the younger of two sons; his brother, Eddie, is three and a half years older. Their father, Ed Tomlin, played football at Hampton Institute in the 1960s, was drafted by the Baltimore Colts, and later played for the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League. The elder Tomlin died in January 2012 from an apparent heart attack in Ocala, Florida, at the age of 63. However, Tomlin hardly knew his birth father and was raised by his mother and stepfather, Julia and Leslie Copeland, who married when Tomlin was six years old.

Tomlin graduated in 1990 from Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia. He graduated from the College of William and Mary with a sociology degree in 1995,[2] becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. As a wide receiver, Tomlin was a second-team All-Yankee Conference selection in 1994.

Coaching career edit

College football edit

Tomlin's coaching career began in 1995 as the wide receiver coach at Virginia Military Institute under head coach Bill Stewart. Tomlin spent the 1996 season as a graduate assistant at the University of Memphis, where he worked with the defensive backs and special teams. 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. He stayed there for two seasons, before being hired as defensive backs coach by the University of Cincinnati.

National Football League edit

Positions coach edit

Tomlin was hired as the defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001 under head coach Tony Dungy, where Tomlin first learned the Tampa 2 defense that he would use in later coaching jobs.[3]

Tomlin was retained under new head coach Jon Gruden, and in 2002 and 2005, the Buccaneers led the NFL in total defense (fewest yards allowed per game). During Tomlin's tenure, the defense never ranked worse than sixth overall. When the Buccaneers won Super Bowl XXXVII in January 2003, the team recorded a Super Bowl-record five interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns.[4]

Defensive coordinator edit

Tomlin was selected by Vikings' head coach Brad Childress to be his defensive coordinator in 2006.[5][6]

Two of the players on the Vikings roster were older than Tomlin, and Tomlin had been a teammate of Vikings' safety Darren Sharper while at William and Mary. The 2006 Vikings finished with the NFL's eighth-best overall defense, but had the unusual distinction of finishing as the top-ranked defense against the run[7] and the worst-ranked defense against the pass.[8]

Head coach edit

 
Mike Tomlin with Chris Boswell during a 2018 preseason game.

After spending 2006 as the Vikings' defensive coordinator, Tomlin was selected to interview for the vacant head coaching position with the 2005 Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. With only a year of experience as a defensive coordinator, Tomlin was hired on January 27, 2007, to become the 16th head coach in franchise history, replacing Bill Cowher, who retired after spending 15 years with the team. Tomlin had also interviewed for the head coaching vacancy with the Miami Dolphins, a job that eventually went to former Indiana head coach Cam Cameron. With Tomlin, the Steelers continued a trend of hiring head coaches in their 30s. The others were Cowher (age 34 in 1992), Chuck Noll (38 in 1969), Bill Austin (38 in 1966), John Michelosen (32 in 1948), Jim Leonard (35 in 1945), Aldo Donelli (33 in 1941), Walt Kiesling (35 in 1939), Johnny "Blood" McNally (33 in 1937), and Joe Bach (34 in 1935).[citation needed]

Tomlin is the 10th African-American head coach in NFL history and the first for the Steelers franchise. Steelers owner Dan Rooney has served as the head of the NFL's diversity committee and proposed the Rooney Rule, requiring that teams interview at least one minority candidate when hiring a new head coach. Although Tomlin's ascension to an NFL head coaching job has been cited as evidence of the rule working as intended,[9] Rooney himself disputed this, as he had already interviewed a minority candidate prior to interviewing Tomlin.[10]

The Rooney Rule dictates that for all head-coaching openings, each team must interview at least one minority candidate. But here's what's interesting: The coach who might be the Rooney Rule's greatest advertisement didn't benefit from it. "Let me say this: Mike Tomlin was not part of the Rooney Rule," Rooney said. "We had already interviewed Ron Rivera [then the Bears' defensive coordinator], and so that fulfilled the obligation," Rooney said. "We went on, had heard about Mike, called him in and talked to him. He was very impressive."

Terms of Tomlin's contract were not officially released. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported a four-year deal paying $2.5 million per year, with an option for a fifth year. He is the team's third consecutive head coach to win his first game, and the first in team history to win his first game against the rival Cleveland Browns.[citation needed]

In contrast to Bill Cowher, who retained only longtime running backs coach Dick Hoak from Chuck Noll's staff (Hoak himself retired just before Cowher's resignation), Tomlin did retain many of Cowher's assistants, most notably defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, whose defensive philosophy contrasted with Tomlin's. This was done in order to keep team chemistry with the players, since the team was only one year removed from a Super Bowl win at the time of Tomlin's hiring. In 2007, the Steelers finished with the top-ranked defense in the NFL.[11] Tomlin led the Steelers to the 2007 AFC North Division championship and a 10–6 record in his first year as head coach.[12] The Steelers lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Jacksonville Jaguars, 31–29. Tomlin began his career with a 15–7 record in regular season play—as did his predecessor Cowher and all-time win-leader Don Shula.[13] Tomlin set a Steelers record for most wins, after winning 22 games in his first two seasons as head coach; in addition he became the first Steelers coach to win division titles in his first two seasons.[14]

When the Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens in the 2008 AFC Championship Game,[15] Tomlin became the youngest NFL head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl.[16] He also became the third African-American to coach a team to the Super Bowl, following Chicago's Lovie Smith and Indianapolis's Tony Dungy, the two opposing coaches in Super Bowl XLI. After only two seasons, with a record of 22–10, Tomlin was the winningest head coach in Steelers history based on win percentage (68.8%).[citation needed]

 
Tomlin in the victory parade after winning Super Bowl XLIII

On January 29, 2009, Tomlin was named the 2008 Motorola NFL Coach of the Year.[17] Three days later, at age 36, he became the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl when the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII by a score of 27–23.[18] The previous record was held by Jon Gruden, who was 39 when he won Super Bowl XXXVII with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coincidentally, Tomlin was the defensive backs coach under Gruden when the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl and was a key component in their success that year.[19] Tomlin's record was eclipsed by Sean McVay, who was 303 days younger when winning Super Bowl LVI.[20]

Following their Super Bowl-winning season, Tomlin and the Steelers recorded a 9–7 record in the 2009 season, missing the playoffs.[21][22]

 
Tomlin in 2009 at Steelers training camp.

On July 13, 2010, Tomlin signed a three-year contract extension with the Steelers.[23] That season, he coached the Steelers to a 12–4 record and led them to the Super Bowl for the second time in three years.[24] In Super Bowl XLV, the Steelers lost to the Green Bay Packers by a score of 31–25.[25]

On November 13, 2011, Tomlin won his 50th game as the Steelers' head coach with a 24–17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Of the Steelers' 16 head coaches in franchise history, Tomlin was the fourth to reach this milestone. The Steelers recorded another 12–4 regular season mark in the 2011 season.[26] The Steelers' season ended in the Wild Card Round with a 29–23 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos.[27]

On July 24, 2012, Tomlin received a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season.[28] The financial terms were not disclosed. In the 2012 season, the Steelers finished with an 8–8 record after struggling with injuries to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the offensive line and adjusting to the system of new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.[29][30] It was the second time the Steelers failed to make the playoffs under Tomlin's tenure as head coach.

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 interfering with a kick return. With the Steelers trailing 13–7 in the third quarter, Tomlin stood just off the field along the visiting team's sideline as Baltimore's Jacoby Jones broke free on a kickoff return for a potential game-breaking touchdown.[31] Tomlin, with his back to the approaching play, appeared to glance over his shoulder then place his foot briefly onto the field as he jumped out of the way, causing Jones to veer inside where he was tackled. Several Ravens players claimed Tomlin had intentionally interfered with Jones; if officials had agreed, a touchdown could have been awarded to the Ravens based on the palpably unfair act. However, no penalty was called for interference or for standing in the white border area reserved for the officiating crew. Whether it was intentional or not, Tomlin was widely criticized in the media. Following the game, Tomlin defended himself, stating he had simply wandered too close to the field while watching the play on the stadium's Jumbotron, a mistake he said coaches often make.[32] The league subsequently announced it was investigating the matter, with the potential of a heavy fine and forfeited draft picks.[31] On December 4, 2013, the NFL announced that they had fined Tomlin $100,000, and hinted it was considering stripping the Steelers of one or more draft picks because his actions affected the play on the field.[33] The $100,000 fine was tied for the second-highest for a coach in NFL history and was also tied for the highest for a coach who does not also have the powers of general manager. Then-Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice was fined $100,000 in 2005 for scalping Super Bowl tickets.[34] Tomlin led the Steelers to another 8–8 record in the 2013 season, missing the postseason.[35]

Tomlin led the Steelers to improvement in the 2014 season, going 11–5 and winning the AFC North.[36] The team saw their season end in the Wild Card Round to the Baltimore Ravens in a 30–17 loss.[37]

In the 2015 season, Tomlin and the Steelers recorded a 10–6 mark, which qualified the team for the postseason.[38] The Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals on the road by a score of 18–16 in the Wild Card Round before falling to the Denver Broncos on the road by a score of 23–16 in the Divisional Round.[39][40]

The 2016 season marked significant improvement for the Steelers. Tomlin led the team to a 11–5 record as the Steelers won seven straight games to finish the season.[41] The Steelers finished atop the AFC North and defeated the Miami Dolphins 30–12 in the Wild Card Round and the Kansas City Chiefs 18–16 in the Divisional Round.[42][43] In the Steelers' first AFC Championship Game since the 2010 season, they fell to the New England Patriots 36–17.[44]

In 2017, Tomlin and the Steelers went 13–3 and won the AFC North.[45] Despite the successful regular season, the team went one-and-done in the playoffs, losing 45–42 to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Divisional Round.[46]

Tomlin led the Steelers to a 9–6–1 mark in the 2018 season, missing the playoffs.[47]

In 2019, the Steelers lost starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after a narrow Week 2 28–26 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.[48] Although the Steelers had started the season 0–3, they got their first win in a Week 4 27–3 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday Night Football.[49] The Steelers lost their next game to the division-winning Baltimore Ravens in a 26–23 overtime loss. After the 1–4 start, the Steelers would go on a winning streak, winning their next four games straight going 5–4. After losing a game on the road to the Cleveland Browns by a score of 21–14, the Steelers won three more straight and were 8–5 and fighting for a playoff spot with the loss of Roethlisberger and multiple injuries on the offense. The Steelers would lose their final three games and finish the season with an 8–8 record in spite of multiple quarterback changes and an 0–3 start.[50]

At the end of the 2020 season, Tomlin was tied with Pete Carroll for 21st place on the NFL's all-time regular-season wins list with 145.

On November 6, 2020, Tomlin was fined US$100,000 by the NFL for not properly wearing a face mask, as required for coaches during the COVID-19 pandemic, during a Week 8 game in the 2020 NFL season.[51] After Week 9 of the 2020 season, Tomlin recorded his 14th consecutive non-losing season since becoming a head coach, tying him with Marty Schottenheimer for the longest streak of all time.[52] The Steelers finished the 2020 season with a 12–4 record but lost in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs to the Cleveland Browns.[53] Tomlin announced that he tested positive for COVID-19 after the season on February 22, 2021.[54]

On April 20, 2021, Tomlin signed a three-year contract extension to remain the Steelers' head coach through 2024.[55] Tomlin led the Steelers to a 9–7–1 mark in the 2021 season.[56] The Steelers made the playoffs but saw their season end in the Wild Card Round to the Kansas City Chiefs in a 42–21 road loss.[57]

The 2022 season was Tomlin’s 16th with the team, passing predecessor Bill Cowher for the second-longest tenure as head coach of the Steelers.[58] December 11, 2022 marked the 32nd matchup between Tomlin and Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, surpassing Curly Lambeau and Steve Owen for the second-most head-to-head matchups between head coaches in NFL history (the current record is held by Lambeau and George Halas with 49).[59] Tomlin coached the Steelers to a 9–8 record in 2022, missing the playoffs.[60] The 2023 season was Tomlin’s 17th with the team, finishing 10–7, and losing to the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card Round, 31–17.

Head coaching record edit

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
PIT 2007 10 6 0 .625 1st in AFC North 0 1 .000 Lost to Jacksonville Jaguars in AFC Wild Card Game
PIT 2008 12 4 0 .750 1st in AFC North 3 0 1.000 Super Bowl XLIII champions
PIT 2009 9 7 0 .563 3rd in AFC North
PIT 2010 12 4 0 .750 1st in AFC North 2 1 .667 Lost to Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV
PIT 2011 12 4 0 .750 2nd in AFC North 0 1 .000 Lost to Denver Broncos in AFC Wild Card Game
PIT 2012 8 8 0 .500 3rd in AFC North
PIT 2013 8 8 0 .500 2nd in AFC North
PIT 2014 11 5 0 .688 1st in AFC North 0 1 .000 Lost to Baltimore Ravens in AFC Wild Card Game
PIT 2015 10 6 0 .625 2nd in AFC North 1 1 .500 Lost to Denver Broncos in AFC Divisional Game
PIT 2016 11 5 0 .688 1st in AFC North 2 1 .667 Lost to New England Patriots in AFC Championship Game
PIT 2017 13 3 0 .813 1st in AFC North 0 1 .000 Lost to Jacksonville Jaguars in AFC Divisional Game
PIT 2018 9 6 1 .594 2nd in AFC North
PIT 2019 8 8 0 .500 2nd in AFC North
PIT 2020 12 4 0 .750 1st in AFC North 0 1 .000 Lost to Cleveland Browns in AFC Wild Card Game
PIT 2021 9 7 1 .559 2nd in AFC North 0 1 .000 Lost to Kansas City Chiefs in AFC Wild Card Game
PIT 2022 9 8 0 .529 3rd in AFC North
PIT 2023 10 7 0 .588 3rd in AFC North 0 1 .000 Lost to Buffalo Bills in AFC Wild Card Game
Total 173 100 2 .631 8 10 .444

Personal life edit

Tomlin met his wife, Kiya, while they were students at The College of William & Mary. They have three children together and reside in Squirrel Hill.[61][62]

Tomlin is a Christian who attends a Christian and Missionary Alliance church.[63][64]

See also edit

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