Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin secured his 15th straight winning season as head coach this year after the Steelers finished the 2021-22 season with a 9-7-1 record.
Tomlin was previously tied with former Browns coach Marty Schottenheimer with 14 consecutive winning seasons. Tomlin now holds the record for the longest winning streak for a coach beginning his NFL coaching career. This means that in every year Tomlin has coached in the NFL, he has finished with a winning record. Not many coaches can say that.
Under Tomlin, the Steelers have won a Super Bowl (2008) and made nine playoff appearances, including this season.
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Mike Tomlin’s record with the Steelers
Tomlin took over as the Steelers’ head coach in 2007, which was his first year in the head coaching position. He was 34 years old when he took on the role. Since then, Tomlin has established a 154-85-2 record in 15 years with the Steelers.
Tomlin’s best record with the Steelers came in 2017 when they went 13-3. The Steelers earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs that year, but lost in the divisional round. The Steelers had three split records even under Tomlin, in 2012, 2013 and 2019. Those three years resulted in 8-8 records, which don’t count as losing records.
Here’s a breakdown of every season record Tomlin has held while coaching in the NFL.
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Most wins by active managers
Tomlin ranks in the top 20 wins list by an NFL coach in history with his 154 wins. But where does he rank among active NFL coaches? Here is a list of most wins by active trainers.
|Trainer||years of training||overall record||record 2021|
|Bill Belichick||27 years||290-143||10-7|
|Andy Reed||23 years||233-135-1||12-5|
|mike tomlin||15 years||154-85-2||9-7-1|
|Peter Carroll||16 years||152-104-1||7-10|
|Sean Payton||15 years||152-89||9-8|
|mike mccarthy||15 years||143-92-2||12-5|
|John Harbaugh||14 years||137-88||8-9|
Belichick ranks third on NFL coaches’ overall wins list. Follow Don Shula, who coached for 33 years and finished with a record of 328-156-6, and George Halas, who coached for 40 years and finished with a record of 318-148-31.
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Longest-tenured coaches in the NFL
Tomlin also has one of the longest active positions as Steelers head coach in the NFL. He ranks third among current NFL coaches.
Note: Coaches not named on this list were hired between 2019-2021 for their current team.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.