The Pittsburgh Steelers are just about 24 hours from the start of training camp 2015, but that did not stop them from taking care of some business off the field.
The Steelers announce that they have reached an agreement with head coach Mike Tomlin on a two-year contract extension.
The extension will keep Tomlin as head coach through the 2018 season.
Mike Tomlin 43, was hired in 2007 and is now heading into his 9th season as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tomlin has an 82-46 (.641) regular-season record, has led the team to 4 AFC North division titles, 5 play-off appearances and two Super Bowls (XLIII and XLV) with a Super Bowl victory in XLIII ,becoming the youngest head coach in NFL history to both coach in and win a Super Bowl.
Tomlin has never had a losing regular season record as the Steelers head coach.
Tomlin had this to say upon reaching the extension…
Mike Tomlin:“I very much appreciate this contract extension, but my sole focus has been and will continue to be meeting the challenges that lie ahead for the 2015 season,these past nine years in Pittsburgh have been a wonderful experience for my family, and I look forward to pursuing what is the Steelers’ goal every year – bringing another Super Bowl championship to the City of Pittsburgh.”
Steelers’ President Art Rooney II also spoke about the extention…
Steelers’ President Art Rooney II: “I am pleased to announce we have extended Mike Tomlin’s contract through the 2018 season,Mike has proven he is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League, and we are confident he will continue to lead the team in our pursuit of another Super Bowl championship.”
Financial terms of the contract extension were not disclosed.
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