DALLAS TX - FEBRUARY 04: Head coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers speaks during a press conference at the Super Bowl XLV media center on February 4 2011 in Dallas Texas. The Green Bay Packers will play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6 2011 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has signed a three-year deal to remain head coach of the team. The deal will keep him under contract through 2016.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have locked up coach Mike Tomlin with a three-year contract extension, according to a tweet by NFL Network reporter Albert Breer.
Steelers announce 3-year extension for coach Mike Tomlin. Tomlin's now signed through 2016, which would be his 10th season in Pittsburgh.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 24, 2012
Tomlin took the Steelers job in 2007 after coach Bill Cowher retired following the team's victory in Super Bowl XL over the Seattle Seahawks. In the five seasons that Tomlin has been with the team, he has gone 55-25 in the regular season and 5-3 in the postseason, including a victory in Super Bowl XLIII. The team has only missed the playoffs once under Tomlin in 2009.
The Steelers continue to be a model of consistency in the NFL, with only three head coaches since Chuck Noll took over the team in 1969. With any luck, the Steelers won't be worrying about a new head coach for years to come.