Posted July 24, 2012

Mike Tomlin signs three year contract extension with Steelers

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Mike Tomlin

The Steelers inked Tomlin to a three-year extension on his current contract. (Jeff Gross, Getty Images)

As other NFL teams rifle through head coaches, the Pittsburgh Steelers once again seem very happy with what they have. The team announced this afternoon that it has inked head coach Mike Tomlin to a three year extension of his current contract. With the extension, Tomlin is attached to the Steelers organization until 2016.

Tomlin has yet to have a losing season at the helm of the Steelers since taking over after the retirement of Bill Cowher in 2007. In five seasons, Tomlin has amassed a 55-25 record with the Steelers, including three AFC North championships, two AFC championships, and one Super Bowl win. The Steelers have made the playoffs in four out of the five seasons Tomlin has been in charge.

Despite this experience, Tomlin remains one of the youngest head coaches in professional sports at age 40. He is just the third head coach the Stellers have had since 1969.