Mike Tomlin is one of the NFL‘s longest-tenured head coaches and is widely viewed as one of the most respected members of the league. Tomlin was born in Hampton, Va.
He attended Denbigh High School, where he played wide receiver. Afterward, he took his talents to the College of William and Mary where Tomlin made the second-team All-Yankee Conference selection.
Tomlin has been the head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers since the 2007 season for a total of 17 years. During that time, he’s always managed to keep the team competitive and in the hunt for championships.
Tomlin has had quite an impressive coaching career and is the NFL’s youngest head coach to ever win the Super Bowl as well as the longest active streak in the NFL for consecutive non-losing seasons in a row.
Mike Tomlin’s Steelers Tenure: Two Super Bowls
Tomlin is a Super Bowl champion-winning head coach and has actually been to two in his time with the Steelers organization. He is 1-1 in two Super Bowl appearances, the first of which came in 2008 when the Steelers faced off against the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, winning 27-23.
Tomlin would make the Super Bowl once more, the next time being in 2010 when the Steelers faced off against the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV — the Steelers would lose 25-31.
Tomlin Has Never Had a Losing Season
In Tomlin’s 17 seasons with the Steelers, he has never once had a season below .500, a tremendous feat in today’s day and age. Tomlin’s record as the team’s head coach is 164-94-2, making him the most successful head coach in Steelers history.
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In his tenure with the franchise, Tomlin has made it to the playoffs 10 times for a total record of 8-9.
How Much Is Tomlin’s Salary?
It is reported that Tomlin makes 12.5 million a year to coach the Steelers, which puts him squarely in the top five of highest-paid head coaches in the NFL.
Tomlin’s Net Worth
Tomlin’s net worth in 2023 is $16 million, with the majority of his career earnings coming from his time as a coach in the NFL. Tomlin knew what he wanted to do and began his coaching career fresh out of college as a wide receiver coach at Virginia Military Institute.
In the following year, he was a part of the University of Memphis football team as a graduate assistant. Tomlin would continue to be part of various college programs in the succeeding years as a defensive back coach for Arkansas State and Cincinnati before making the jump into the NFL and never looking back.