Steelers extend Mike Tomlin’s deal through 2016

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Today the Pittsburgh Steelers extended Mike Tomlin through the 2016 season (Credit: AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

According to the Pittsburgh Steelers website today, the team has extended current coach Mike Tomlin through the 2016 season. There were two years left on his previous year.

“We are pleased to announce that Mike Tomlin will remain with the Steelers for at least five more years,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said in the statement. “Mike is one of the top head coaches in the National Football League and we are thrilled he will continue to lead our team as we pursue another Super Bowl title.”

The 4o-year-old Tomlin has a rather impressive resume already. In his five short years of coaching, Tomlin has a 55-25 regular season record along with four playoff trips in five years, two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl victory.

“I am excited that I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come,” said Tomlin. “I am grateful to the Steelers organization for the opportunity I have been given over the past five years to work and live in this great city, and I am excited to continue to work to bring another championship to the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.”

Mike Tomlin is just the third coach for the Steelers since Chuck Noll took over in 1969. It looks as though, with the continued success of Tomlin, a new coach will not be leading the Steelers for decades to come.

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