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Mike Tomlin Biography

By Kipper @pghsportsforum
Mike Tomlin Biography
Mike Tomlin is a famous American football coach best known as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was born on 15th March 1972 in Hampton, Virginia. He is listed as one of the talented coaches of all time as he became the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl at the age of 36. He is also the third youngest head coach among all of the four major North American professional sports.
He graduated in 1989 from Denbigh High School and there he set a school-record 20 touchdown catches. He also went to College of William and Mary and became the member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity as a tight end and wide receiver. He began his coaching career in 1995 as the wide receiver coach at Virginia Military Institute under former head coach of West Virginia University Bill Stewart. Later on, in 1997, Tomlin was hired by Arkansas State University to coach its defensive backs. He was there for about two seasons and then he was hired by the University of Cincinnati as defensive backs coach. Afterwards, again in 2001, he was hired as defensive back coach for Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he learned the Tampa 2 defense.On January 22, 2007, Tomlin became the 16th Steelers head coach.
After the success of his past teams coached it was a time for him to coach the National Football League. Tomlin is the tenth African-American head coach in the NFL history. His long trip of coaching from one club to another really helped to gather a lot of experiences and he was named the 2008 Motorola Coach of the Year. On 2011, he won his 50th game as a head coach against Cincinnati Bengals.
As far as his personal life is concerned he met his future wife, Kiya Winston while they were studying at the College of William & Mary. This beautiful couple has three kids together. Two sons Michael Dean and Mason and a daughter named Harlyn Quinn. Currently, Tomlin resides with his wife and child in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh and went to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.
Tomlin is a charter member of the Xi Theta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, The College of William & Marry and also is a spring 1991 initiate of the Eta Omega chapter at Old Dominion University. His name was also referenced on an episode of the famous TV series House in Episode 8 of Season 6, Ignorance is Bliss. Tomlin is also popular for his uncanny resemblance to actor Omar Epps. He has a height of 5 feet 7 inches and a weight of 85 kg. He has an estimated net worth of $16 Million earning amazing salary per month.

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