Who is Mike Tomlin and what is his net worth 2018? Mike Tomlin is an American football coach who is currently working as the head coach of the ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’ in the NFL. Tomlin is the 5th youngest head coach in any of the major 4 professional sports of North America. He is the tenth African-American head coach in the National Football League and also the first African-American head coach in the history of Steelers. After his team won the Super Bowl XLIII against Arizona Cardinals in February 2009, he became the youngest head coach in the history to led his team to a Super Bowl Championship.
Mike Tomlin or ‘Michael Pettaway Tomlin’ was born on 5th March 1972 in Hampton, Virginia in an African-American family. He has one sibling. His father was a footballer, and he played football in 1960s at the Hampton Institute and Later in the Canadian Football League for Montreal Alouettes, he died in 2012 from a heart attack in Ocala, Florida. Tomlin was raised by his mother Julia and his stepfather Leslie Copeland, he was six years old when they got married. Tomlin graduated from Denbigh high school ,Virginia in 1990.
Tomlin started his coaching career while working in Virginia Military Institute as a wide receiver coach. He was a graduate assistant at the University of Memphis in 1996. Tomlin was hired by the Arkansas State University to coach its defensive back in 1997 for two after which he worked for the University of Cincinnati as a defensive back coach.
In the National football league 2001, he was the defensive coach of Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa won the Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003 under his leadership. Three years later Minnesota Vikings hired him as a defensive coordinator. After served as a defensive coordinator at Minnesota Vikings, Tomlin got an Interview for the position of head coach at Pittsburgh Steelers. On 27 January 2007, he replaced Bill Cowher as the head coach of Steelers.
Mike Tomlin married his college friend ‘Kiya Winston’, they met each other at the William and Mary college. They together have three children, a daughter Harlyn Quinn(Born in 2006) and two sons who are Michael Dean (Born in 2000) and Mason (Born in 2002). They live in Squirrel Hill which is a famous neighbourhood in Pittsburgh.
Mike Tomlin was named as the Coach of the Year in 2008 Motorola NFL. He won his 50th game as the head coach November 13th, 2011. Mike Tomlin was the fourth in the Steeler’s history to reach this milestone.
Mike Tomlin Net Worth
Mike Tomlin has been quite successful in his coaching career in American football. He has a total estimated net worth of $18 million. His current annual salary is more than $6 million dollars.
Tomlin is known for his successful coaching history in the Super Bowl game. His consistent performances helped him to touch the milestone of becoming the fourth head coach among all 16 coaches in the history of Steelers to win 50 games.