Bill Cowher
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Bill Cowher

A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cowher was born on May 8, 1957. He played linebacker for four years at North Carolina State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1979. In 1995, at age 38, he became the youngest head coach at the time to lead his team to the Super Bowl when the Steelers played the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX. He then led the Steelers to their first Super Bowl title in 26 years in 2005. In 2019, Cowher became a member of the Steelers Hall of Honor. Cowher ended his coaching career with an overall record of 161-99-1 (.619) including a 149-90-1 (.623) mark in the regular-season. He was the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL before stepping down following the 2006 season after 15 years with the Steelers. His 15 seasons with Pittsburgh is the ninth longest tenure with one team in NFL history. He has been recognized time and time again for his achievements, including at the 29th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner in 2014. In 2007, Cowher joined CBS Sports to bring his experience, knowledge and passion for the game as an analyst for the Network’s NFL studio show, THE NFL TODAY. He was also a participant on the fast-paced reality show, Fast Cars and Super Stars, and made a cameo appearance in the box office smash hit “The Dark Knight Rises.” Cowher is married to Veronica Stigeler-Cowher and has three daughters and five grandchildren. In recent years, Cowher has starred in national TV spots for brands such as Verizon, Perkins Restaurants and Buffalo Wild Wings among others.
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