The Pittsburgh Steelers like to keep their coaches around for a long time, and Mike Tomlin will be no different.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Tomlin has reached an agreement with the Steelers on a three-year contract extension through the 2014 season.
Tomlin’s previous contract covered the 2010 season, with a team option for 2011, and paid him an average of $2.5 million a year. There’s no word on the financial terms of his new contract.
Tomlin was hired as the Steelers’ coach in 2007 and has gone 31-17 in three regular seasons and won a Super Bowl. Tomlin succeeded Bill Cowher, who was coach from 1992 to 2006, and Cowher succeeded Chuck Noll, who was coach from 1969 to 1991.
Steelers president Art Rooney II said in January, “I think [Tomlin is] going to be our coach for a long period of time.” Now Rooney has backed that up.