Michael Pettaway Tomlin, famously known as Mike Tomlin, is the 16th head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers and a former football player. The Steelers is a team in the National Football League (NFL). Mike has been leading the Steelers as the head coach since 2007.
At the age of 36, Mike set a record in NFL history as the youngest head coach to lead his team to victory to win the Super Bowl XLIII. The Steelers won against the Arizona Cardinals on the 1st of February, 2009 to gain the victory!
Mike Tomlin Ethnicity, Family History
Michael Tomlin is black by race and an American by nationality, so he’s an African-American. He was born in Hampton, Virginia.
Tomlin’s father name was Ed Tomlin. His father was also a football player in the 1960s – he played at Hampton Institute and Montreal Alouettes in the CFL – Canadian Football League. Sadly, Mike’s father, Ed Tomlin passed away on the 16th of January, 2012 at the age of 63. He died of heart attack in Ocala, Florida. He barely knew his father – his father and mother did not live together.
Tomlin’s mother name is Julia. Julia married Leslie Copeland when Mike was 6 years old, so Mike was raised by his mom and stepfather, Copeland. Tomlin has another sibling, an older brother who goes by the name, Eddie Tomlin. Football has played a huge role in the Tomlin’s life right from an early age.
Mike Tomlin Body Measurements
Mike Tomlin is 175cm. or 1.75m. (5ft. 7in.) tall and weighs 85kg. (187lbs.). He has a pair of brown eyes, a dark skin color and dark-brown hair.
Mike Tomlin Bio: Age, Siblings, Early Life
Michael Pettaway Tomlin was given birth to on the 15th of March, 1972 in Hampton, Virginia, USA. Tomlin and his elder brother, Eddie, grew up with their mother, Julia.
Mike Tomlin Body Measurements
He attended Denbigh High School, Newport News, Virginia and finished in 1990. He proceeded to the College of William and Mary, Virginia. While in college, he belonged o the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Because Tomlin played the offensive position (wide receiver) outstandingly, he became the Second-team All-Yankee Conference selection in 1994. Mike Tomlin finished his college education and graduated in 1995 with a degree in Sociology.
Mike Tomlin Career And Awards
Tomlin sets himself in line for a career as a football coach beginning 1995. He became the coach at the Virginia Military Institute – he was the wide receiver coach. He became the assistant coach at the University of Memphis in 1996. He served as the defensive back coach at the Arkansas State University beginning 1997 and served for 2 seasons. He was hired by Cincinnati University as a defensive back coach from 1999 – 2000.
The Tampa Buccaneers hired Mike Tomlin as the defensive back trainer in 2001. He was with the Buccaneers until 2005. In 2006, the Minnesota Vikings hired him as the defensive coordinator – he was selected by Brad Childress, the head coach.
Tomlin began to serve the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007 as the 16th head coach on the 27th of January, 2007, replacing Bill Cowher. Mike Tomlin likewise did an interview for the Miami Dolphins’ head coach, but did not get the job. Tomlin extended his contract with the Steelers by 3 years on the 13th of July, 2010.
As the head coach, Tomlin won the 50th game in November of 2011 – he emerged victorious against the Bengals of Cincinnati with a 24 – 17 score.
Mike Tomlin has made a record of being the 3rd coach in NFL to have recorded 500 or more in his first 10 seasons with a single team. Tomlin also won the Super Bowl XLIII Champion. He was likewise the 2008 Motorola Coach of the Year and the 2008 Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year.
Mike Tomlin Dating History, Marriage Details
Mike and Kiya Winston met in college – the College of William and Mary and became friends. In college, Kiya was a pre-med student and gymnast, while mike was studying Sociology. Obviously, they started dating then got married in 1996. Their marriage of more than 20 years has been blessed with 3 children, Michael Dean Tomlin, Mason Tomlin and Harlyn Quinn Tomlin.
Kiya, Tomlin’s wife is presently the CEO of a fashion company and the entire family lives in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh.
Mike Tomlin Social Media Presence
Mike Tomlin in not available on many popular social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram. However, he is active on Twitter and has over 352,000 followers.
Mike Tomlin Houses, Cars And Net Worth
Mike Tomlin owns a luxurious mansion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which he purchased for $1,800,000 in April of 2007. There has not been any information about the car(s) the head coach drives, but a source mentioned that Tomlin is not the type of man who changes vehicles frequently. As of 2020, Mike Tomlin’s net worth was estimated to be around $16,000,000.