Steelers sign Mike Tomlin to 2020 contract extension

Posted on Aug 4 2017 - 6:58pm by Rachael McKriger
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Mike Tomlin won’t be leaving Pittsburgh anytime soon.

Specifically, he’ll be around until 2020.

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Friday afternoon that they have reach an agreement with Tomlin to keep him at head coach until 2020.

“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 was hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 27, 2007, and is now entering his 11th season with the Steelers. The Steelers were – and have been – Tomlin’s first-ever head coaching job.

Before joining the Steelers, Tomlin served as a defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. He entered the NFL in 2001 as a defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tomlin remained with the Buccaneers until 2006.

“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.”

Under Tomlin, the Steelers have won five AFC North titles and Super Bowl XLIII, beating the Arizona Cardinals. The Steelers also went to Super Bowl XLV in 2010, but fell to the Green Bay Packers.

Since becoming head coach of the Steelers, Tomlin owns a 103-57 record.

Tomlin is married to his wife, Kiya, and the two have three children together: Michael, Mason and Harlyn.

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