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The Pittsburgh Steelers football organization prides itself on stability and continuity. To that end, the Steelers have had exactly three head coaches since the start of the 1969 season; one of the coaches is in the Hall of Fame, the second is probably one tier below that, and the third is off to an excellent start.
Chuck Noll was one of the great old-time coaches, along with the likes of Vince Lombardi, Tom Landry and Don Shula. The Steelers won four Super Bowls during his 23-year tenure.
Noll was followed by Bill Cowher, a fiery, heart-on-his-sleeve coach (and former player) who took his teams to a pair of Super Bowls – winning one – in his 15 seasons.
And now Mike Tomlin, the very definition of cool, has completed five extremely successful seasons in Pittsburgh. His squads have reached two Super Bowls, winning one.
As Tomlin prepares for his sixth season at the helm, here’s a comparison of the first five seasons of his two immediate predecessors:
Source: Yardbarker: Pittsburgh Steelers