PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed coach Mike
Tomlin to a two-year contract extension through the 2012 season,
with an option year in 2013.
The extension was expected because the Steelers' policy has been
to sign a coach before he begins the final season of a contract.
Tomlin is only the Steelers' third coach since 1969, following
Chuck Noll (1969-91) and Bill Cowher (1992-2006).
Tomlin is 31-17 in three seasons. During the 2008 season, he
became the youngest coach - he was 36 - to win the Super Bowl when
the Steelers beat Arizona 27-23.
The Steelers were 9-7 and missed the playoffs last season. They
open training camp July 30 at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported July 13 that Tomlin had
signed a three-year extension.