By Eric Schmidt

The Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly extended head coach Mike Tomlin with a three-year contract. Tomlin had two years remaining on his contract, but the Steelers are a team which have experienced coaching stability in their franchise history. Pittsburgh has only employed three head coaches since 1969.The contract extension keeps Tomlin with the Steelers through the 2016 season.

Tomlin, 40, has enjoyed considerable success during his tenure with the Steelers. In five seasons he has led the team to two AFC Championship and a Super Bowl title.

Tomlin expressed his gratitude in a statement released last night. “I am excited that I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come. I am grateful to the Steelers organization for the opportunity I have been given over the past five years to live and work in this great city, and I am excited to continue to work to bring another championship to the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh.”

 

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