About Mike Tomlin
It has been estimated that the current amount of Mike Tomlin net worth is as high as 16 million dollars. In addition to his high net worth, it is also known that his annual salary is 6 million dollars and this sum of money has also added up a lot to the total estimate of Mike Tomlin net worth. Mike Tomlin, whose real birth name is Michael Pettaway Tomlin, has earned most of his net worth because of his career as an American football coach.
Currently, he is serving as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers team, which is competing in the National Football League. Thus, working with this team has made his name even more known and added up to the overall size of Mike Tomlin net worth. Mike Tomlin with holding this position became the fifth youngest head coach in any four major sports in North America. In the history of the NFL, Mike Tomlin became the tenth African-American head coach. He also became the first head coach of African-American origins in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In 2009 under his guidance the team became the winners of the Super Bowl XLIII. With this winning, Mike Tomlin became the youngest head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl championship.
The head coach was born in 1972 in Hampton, Virginia. He grew up with his older brother. In the 1960s, his father was also playing football as he belonged to the team of Hampton Institute. He was also drafted by the Baltimore Colts. Thus, Mike Tomlin decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and also get involved into football industry. However, Mike Tomlin hardly knew his biological father, who passed away in 2012. Thus, after his death Mike Tomlin was raised in a care of his mother and stepfather.
In 1989 Mike Tomlin finished Denbigh High School in Virginia. There, he played American football and set a record for his school with 20 touchdown catches. After high school Mike Tomlin was studying at the College of William and Mary. He continued his football career there, where he was a tight end and wide receiver. In 1994, Mike Tomlin was selected to the second-team All-Yankee Conference. However, he has never played football professionally.
In 1995 he started his career as a coach which since that time has brought him much fame as well as increased the overall amount of Mike Tomlin net worth. The first position which he got was as a wide receiver coach for Virginia Military Institute, where he was mentored by head coach Bill Stewart. In the season of 1996, he served as a graduate assistant at the University of Memphis. There, he trained special teams and defensive backs. In 1997 he started to train defensive backs at the Arkansas State University. He spent two seasons working there. Another school where he worked with defensive backs was the University of Cincinnati.