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Steelers sign Mike Tomlin to a 3-year contract extension

A Peninsula native, Tomlin has been Pittsburgh's coach for 14 years.
Credit: AP
FILE - Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin talks to players on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., in this Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, file photo. The Steelers signed their longtime head coach to a three-year contract extension on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, that runs through the 2024 season. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

PITTSBURGH — Mike Tomlin is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The club announced its longtime coach has signed a contract extension that runs through the 2024 season. Tomlin is 145-78-1 in 14 years with the Steelers with one Super Bowl victory. 

A Denbigh High School and William and Mary alum, Tomlin has never had a losing season with the Steelers. He has lead the team to the playoffs in 9 seasons.

Pittsburgh started this past year (11-0) before Washington derailed that perfect record. The Steelers never seemed to recover as they had just one more win the rest of the season.

The Steelers have had only three coaches in the last 52 seasons. Chuck Noll took over in 1969 and was followed by Bill Cowher and then Tomlin who is now 49 years old.

The deal means Tomlin will likely be part of the process whenever quarterback Ben Roethlisberger opts to retire. The 39-year-old Roethlisberger is returning for the 2021 season but the team has no heir apparent in place.