Mike Tomlin signs extension with Steelers through 2016

July 24, 2012 - 1:26 pm
Mike Tomlin has signed a contract extension as the head coach of the Steelers, extending his deal through 2016. Financial details of the contract were not disclosed. "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," team president Art Rooney said in a statement. Tomlin, who replaced Bill Cowher following the 2006 season, has led the Steelers to three AFC North titles, two AFC championships and a Super Bowl in his six years as Pittsburgh'€™s head coach. Before the extension was signed, Tomlin'€™s contract would have expired following the 2013 season. "I am excited that I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come," Tomlin said in a statement. "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." The 40-year-old coach will be with the team when it begins training camp on Wednesday, unlike wide receiver Mike Wallace, who is yet to sign his one-year tender with the team.