Pittsburgh Steelers Coaches
|Head Coach: Mike Tomlin|
|Mike Tomlin became the 16th head coach in Steelers history when he replaced Bill Cowher on Jan. 22, 2007.
Tomlin, 34, was the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive coordinator in 2006 after spending the previous five seasons (2001-05) as defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He replaced Cowher, who resigned after 15 seasons as the Steelers’ head coach.
Prior to joining Tampa Bay, Tomlin spent two seasons as defensive backs coach at the University of Cincinnati (1999-00). Tomlin began his coaching career in 1995 as wide receivers coach at Virginia Military Institute. He coached defensive backs and special teams at Memphis in 1996, before moving on to Arkansas State, where he coached wide receivers in 1997 and defensive backs in 1998.
Under Tomlin’s guidance, Minnesota led the NFL in stopping the run and ranked eighth in the league in total defense. At Tampa Bay, he helped the Buccaneers lead the NFL in pass defense in 2004 and rank third in 2003.
In 2002, Tomlin guided Tampa Bay’s defensive backfield that led the NFL in pass defense and interceptions (31), while limiting opposing passers to a 48.4 rating and just 10 touchdowns en route to winning Super Bowl XXXVII. The Buccaneers ranked fifth in the NFL in pass defense and second in interceptions (28) in 2001, Tomlin’s first season in Tampa Bay.
Born in Hampton, Va., Tomlin was a three-year starter at wide receiver for William & Mary and finished his playing career with 101 receptions for 2,053 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was a second-team All-Yankee Conference selection in 1994.
|Asst. Head Coach/Defensive Line; born October 14, 1951, Mobile, Ala. Defensive end Eastern Arizona J.C. 1969-1970, Alabama 1971-72. No pro playing experience. College coach: Alabama 1973-76, Arkansas 1977-1982, Temple 1986, Louisiana State 1987-1990. Pro coach: Birmingham Stallions (USFL) 1983-85, Cleveland Browns 1991-93, joined Steelers in 1994.|
|Offensive coordinator; born February 28, 1967, Atlanta, Ga. No pro playing experience. Pro coach: New York Jets 1997-2000, Chicago Bears 2001-03, Dallas Cowboys 2004-06, Arizona Cardinals 2007-08, Kansas City Chiefs 2009-11 (head coach). Joined Steelers in 2012.|
|Defensive Coordinator; born September 9, 1937, London, Ohio. Defensive back Ohio State 1955-58. Pro cornerback Detroit Lions 1959-1972. Pro coach: Philadelphia Eagles 1973-75, Green Bay Packers 1976-79, Cincinnati Bengals 1980-1991, 1997-2002 (head coach 2000-02), Pittsburgh Steelers 1992-96, Buffalo Bills 2003, re-joined Steelers in 2004.|
|Special Teams Coordinator; born September 7, 1953. Pittsburgh, Penn. College coach: Clemson 1979, William & Mary 1980-83, The Citadel 1984-86, Georgia Tech 1987-94. Pro coach: Philadelphia Eagles 1995-98, Detroit Lions 1999-00, Buffalo Bills 2001-03, Washington Redskins 2004-12; joined Steelers in 2013.|
|Jack Bicknell Jr.|
|Offensive Line; born Feb 7, 1963, North Plainfield, N.J. Center Boston College 1981-85. No pro playing experience. College coach: Boston College 1985-87, 2007-08, New Hampshire 1987-96, Louisiana Tech 1997-06 (head coach 1999-06). Pro coach: New York Giants 2009-11, Kansas City Chiefs 2012. Joined Steelers in 2013.|
|Linebackers; born May 16, 1956, Anniston, Ala. Linebacker Memphis 1974-77. Pro linebacker Seattle Seahawks 1978-1987. College coach: Memphis 1990-97, Arkansas State 1998. Pro coach: Cleveland Browns 1999-2002, joined Steelers in 2003.|
|Tight Ends; born January 17, 1953, Wetumpka, Ala. Guard Alabama State 1970-73. No pro playing experience. College coach: Auburn 1981-1992. Pro coach: New York Giants 1993-96, Atlanta Falcons 1997-2003, joined Steelers in 2004.|
|Quarterbacks; born November 7, 1963, Cleveland. Defensive back Purdue 1982-85. No pro playing experience. College coach: Michigan 1986-87, Southern California 1988, Nevada-Las Vegas 1989. Memphis 1990-93, Purdue 1994-96, Arkansas State 1997-2000, Memphis 2001-06. Pro Coach: Joined Steelers in 2007.|
|Defensive Backs; Outside linebacker UCLA 1984-1988. Pro defensive back Steelers 1989-98, Jaguars 1999-00, Ravens 2001. College Coach: UCLA 2009. Pro coach: Joined Steelers in 2011.|
|Wide Receivers; born in Aliquippa, Penn. Wide receiver/tight end Arizona State 1966-68. College coach: Arizona State 1974-79, Louisville 1980-81. Pro coach: Indianapolis Colts 1982-84, Cleveland Browns 1985-93, New York Jets 1994-96, Baltimore Ravens 1997-98, Kansas City Chiefs 1999-00, Washington Redskins 2001, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002-09; joined Steelers in 2013.|
|Running Backs; born August 24, 1961, Los Angeles. Running back/wide receiver Illinois 1981-82. Pro career:cornerback Winnipeg argonauts (CFL) 1984. College coach: Pasadena(Calif.) C.C. 1989-1990, Southern Illinois 1991-1992, Wyoming 1993-94, Iowa State 1995-96, Southern California 2001. Pro coach: New England Patriots 1997-99, Washington Redskins 2000, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002-03, Arizona Cardinals 2004-06, joined Steelers in 2007.|
|Offensive Assistant; born in Beckley, W. Va. Guard, Kent State 2001-04. College coach: Duke 2008-11. Pro coach: Joined Steelers in 2012.|
|Defensive Assistant; born March 29, 1967, Youngstown, Ohio. College coach: Youngstown State 2003-09. Joined Steelers in 2010.|
|Conditioning Coordinator; born 1959, Los Angeles. No pro playing experience. Pro coach: Los Angeles Rams 1983-92; Oakland Raiders 1995-2002; Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2003-2006. Joined Steelers in 2007.|