Mike Tomlin is a professional football coach. He graduated from the College of William and Mary. As a wide receiver, he was a second-team All-Yankee Conference selection in 1994. His 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. He would continue to move up into coaching postions at bigger schools, like Arkansas and Cincinnati, before being hired by the Buccaneers in 2001. He began his NFL coaching career as a defensive assistant with Tampa and Minnesota before becoming the Steelers' head coach in 2007. Never compiling a losing record during his 14 seasons with the Steelers, Tomlin has led the team to nine playoff runs, seven division titles, three AFC championship games, two Super Bowl appearances, and one title in Super Bowl XLIII. At the time, he was the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl at age 36.
Tomlin is a christian, attending services regularly. On April 20, 2021, Tomlin signed a three-year contract extension to remain the Steelers head coach through 2024. The 2021 season will be Tomlin’s 15th with the team, tying him with predecessor Bill Cowher for the second-longest tenure as head coach.