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Steelers Reward Head Coach Mike Tomlin with Contract Extension

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that head coach Mike Tomlin  will have his contract extended through the 2016 season.

"I am excited taht I will continue to be the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers for years to come," Tomlin said in a statement. "I am grateful to the Steelers organization for the opportunity I have been given over the past five years to work and live in this great city, and I'm excited to continue to work to bring another championship to the Steelers and the city of Pittsburgh."

Since taking over for Bill Cowher in 2007, Tomlin has been one of the best coaches in the NFL. He has gone 55-25 over that time (.688 winning percentage), has a 5-3 playoff record, and a Super Bowl victory. He has reached the playoffs four out of his first five seasons as well.

The Steelers have had just three head coaches since 1969: Chuck Knoll, Cowher, and Tomlin.

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