The man who gets the most satisfactory results is not always the man with the most brilliant single mind but rather the man who can best coordinate the brains and talent of his associates and one of those men is Mike Tomlin. He has been the head coach of the National Football League franchise, Pittsburgh Steelers since 2007 and has coordinated his team so well to become a team to beat. Within his eleven seasons with the club, he has shattered many records in the NFL which includes being the fastest and youngest coach in the NFL to clinch the Super Bowl title, a feat he achieved when his team, Pittsburgh Steelers triumphed over Arizona Cardinals on 1st February 2009. His other groundbreaking achievements include reaching 100 career wins in fewest games in the annals of the club, having the best start in the annals of the club with his 116-60 regular-season record (. 659), among many others.
Who Is Mike Tomlin and What’s His Age?
The accomplished coach was born on 15th March 1972 in Hampton, Virginia, the United States to his parents, Julia and Ed Tomlin. His father was a football player at Hampton Institute and later plied his trade in the Canadian Football League franchise, Montreal Alouettes. He has an elder brother, Eddie Tomlin who passed away in January 2012 from a cardiac arrest. He was brought up by his mother and stepfather, Leslie Copeland after his mother’s separation from his biological father when he was little. Mike Tomlin is an alumnus of Denbigh High School, Newport News, Virginia. He furthered his education by graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from The College of William & Mary.
What’s Mike Tomlin’s Salary and Net Worth?
After becoming the sixteenth Pittsburgh Steelers’ head coach on 27th January 2007, Mike Tomlin guided the team to the Super Bowl XLIII title. With Mike at the helm, the team has appeared in eight NFL Playoffs. His other remarkable achievements include winning the 2008 Motorola NFL Coach of the Year, two AFC titles, 2008 Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year and many others. Thanks to these achievements, Mike pockets a speculated annual salary of $6 million.
It’s quite interesting to note that Mike Tomlin kicked off his coaching career in 1995 as the wide receiver coach at Virginia Military Institute and followed it up the next year by working as a graduate assistant at the University of Memphis. Before serving as the head coach of Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007, the eminent coach worked as a defensive back coach in Arkansas State University, University of Cincinnati, NFL’s Tempa Bay Buccaneers and as the defensive coordinator at NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. With all his successful endeavors, the amazing coach’s financial value is estimated at $16 million.
Facts About the NFL Coach’s Wife
1. Kiya Winston’s Marriage
Mike Tomlin got acquainted with Kiya Winston, a pre-med student then, during his college days when he was a pre-law student at The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Their love was so strong that they solemnized their union 14 days after Kiya’s graduation in 1996 and their love is still waxing stronger as they are enjoying their marital bliss after over 20 years of saying ‘Yes, I do’.
2. She is a Mother of Three
The couple expanded their small circle with the arrival of their first child, Michael Dean in 2000 and two years later, they welcomed their second son, Mason. In 2006, their daughter, Harlyn Quinn made her arrival into the family.
Her oldest son, Michael Dean who goes by the moniker ‘Dino’ was offered a scholarship to play football for The College of William & Mary but opted out to sign for the University of Maryland in 2018. So far, the duo shares three children as they currently reside in the Squirrel Hill vicinity of Pittsburgh and there is no sign of divorce in the near future.
3. No Football Talk at Home
Kiya Winston has never been a football fanatic. As a supportive wife that has the interest of her husband at heart, she disclosed that the reason why they don’t discuss football at home is due to the fact that out there, everyone wants to discuss football with her husband. For Tomlin to have rest of mind at home, it’s better not to discuss it at home.
4. Kiya Winston’s Fashion Career
Mike Tomlin’s wife intended to pursue a career in the medical field but after watching her husband leave his law practice for his hobby (football), Kiya was motivated to pursue a career in line with her own hobby (fashion designing). After considering that a football coach and a medical practitioner don’t always make a great home, the fashionista went back to college and obtained a degree in fashion designing from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Art and Architectural Planning. Soon after her graduation, she established her own fashion label named, Uptown Sweats that designs classy and comfortable sweatshirt dresses for mothers and older women.