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Bill Cowher

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William Laird Cowher

Position: LB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 225 lbs.

Born: May 8, 1957 in Pittsburgh, PA
High School: Carlyton
College: North Carolina St.   (school history)

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1992 35 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 1 0 1 .000 1
1993 36 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 1 0 1 .000 2
1994 37 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 12 4 0 .750 2 1 1 .500 1
1995 38 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 3 2 1 .667 1 AFC Champions
1996 39 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 2 1 1 .500 1
1997 40 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 2 1 1 .500 1
1998 41 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 3
1999 42 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 4
2000 43 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 3
2001 44 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 13 3 0 .813 2 1 1 .500 1
2002 45 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 10 5 1 .667 2 1 1 .500 1
2003 46 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 3
2004 47 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 15 1 0 .938 2 1 1 .500 1
2005 48 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 4 4 0 1.000 2 Super Bowl Champions
2006 49 Pittsburgh Steelers NFL 16 8 8 0 .500 3
18 yrs 240 149 90 1 .623 21 12 9 .571 1.9 Avg Finish
15 yrs PIT 240 149 90 1 .623 21 12 9 .571 1.9
3 yrs KAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0

Games over .500: 59
Super Bowl Wins: 1
Overall Championships: 1
Conference Championships: 2
Division Championships: 8

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1989 KAN 28 14 21 12 4 13 17 21 1 4 5 14 23 26 21 24 19 7 2 8 20 9 12 3 16 4 5 2 6 24 2
1990 KAN 28 6 1 4 11 7 6 2 5 10 18 18 10 18 9 9 1 4 16 5 1 3 12 12 22 1 21 17 5 8 12
1991 KAN 28 9 5 6 10 5 10 2 3 3 14 4 1 21 15 10 8 9 13 7 11 11 18 5 24 7 7 16 11 18 22
1992 PIT 28 4 2 9 11 9 15 12 2 4 10 11 24 23 21 20 5 15 13 2 1 12 17 4 23 1 14 8 6 7 10
1993 PIT 28 9 3 11 4 7 13 7 5 6 7 9 17 9 13 20 6 21 3 8 3 4 3 1 2 11 17 15 7 2 11
1994 PIT 28 2 1 5 5 13 16 1 2 1 5 6 3 24 23 22 1 16 2 2 13 7 7 1 4 7 12 3 1 13 2
1995 PIT 30 3 14 6 2 6 5 21 5 12 6 19 13 9 8 15 24 9 3 9 9 3 2 5 6 19 9 6 18 3 9
1996 PIT 30 6 7 6 5 15 11 21 2 2 3 6 20 30 27 24 17 13 2 4 2 5 3 5 2 2 21 5 6 4 2
1997 PIT 30 5 14 8 5 6 7 23 1 1 3 8 19 26 23 9 22 7 6 11 4 3 1 1 1 10 24 18 22 6 12
1998 PIT 30 18 19 17 21 25 28 19 8 7 24 9 15 22 29 27 25 27 12 7 16 18 13 4 3 11 9 18 3 17 24
1999 PIT 31 22 12 19 18 22 17 7 5 10 7 13 2 17 26 19 16 27 11 12 20 23 26 13 29 11 1 4 11 23 14
2000 PIT 31 13 6 11 18 18 17 3 2 4 4 11 8 29 29 28 1 22 7 6 8 13 12 6 12 3 12 9 5 13 9
2001 PIT 31 2 9 2 2 3 7 2 1 1 2 2 5 28 21 24 2 7 1 3 16 1 1 1 5 14 18 4 13 17 3
2002 PIT 32 6 15 9 3 5 8 28 3 9 14 17 20 16 7 8 25 7 7 16 6 1 1 20 8 5 26 20 9 8 9
2003 PIT 32 20 21 19 18 22 19 13 16 31 23 32 13 10 14 16 15 19 9 15 20 15 12 20 10 19 6 11 16 20 18
2004 PIT 32 1 5 5 2 16 11 5 1 2 6 19 4 32 28 19 8 8 1 1 11 2 1 5 5 9 5 4 1 9 5
2005 PIT 32 5 9 5 7 15 9 6 1 5 5 12 5 32 24 12 9 2 4 3 11 5 3 7 1 5 24 16 2 19 3
2006 PIT 32 13 27 11 3 7 12 29 14 10 8 11 21 14 9 12 30 7 9 11 13 6 3 4 3 24 24 20 16 6 16
18 yrs %tile 74 69 73 76 64 61 63 89 81 73 63 62 32 39 44 61 61 81 79 69 77 76 82 70 74 56 67 74 63 69
15 yrs PIT 75 68 72 76 62 60 60 89 81 76 63 62 33 37 43 59 57 84 79 70 77 80 83 78 70 55 68 74 67 71
3 yrs KAN 69 71 77 74 74 64 74 93 83 60 61 63 26 50 52 70 80 67 80 65 76 54 80 30 89 64 62 77 44 61

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1985 28 NFL Cleveland Browns Special Teams
1986 29 NFL Cleveland Browns Special Teams
1987 30 NFL Cleveland Browns Secondary
1988 31 NFL Cleveland Browns Secondary
1989 32 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1990 33 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1991 34 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Coordinator
1992 35 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1993 36 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1994 37 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1995 38 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1996 39 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1997 40 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1998 41 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
1999 42 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
2000 43 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
2001 44 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
2002 45 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
2003 46 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
2004 47 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
2005 48 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
2006 49 NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Marty Schottenheimer Special Teams, Defensive Coordinator, Secondary