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Bill Cowher

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
22 215-134-2 61.54% 14-14 50.00%

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Biography

Bill Cowher was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1985 to 2006, finishing his career as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Over his twenty-two years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 215-134-2. He was the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1991 until the 2006 season, during which time the Steelers went 156-99-1. During his career he was a head coach for sixteen seasons.Throughout Cowher's coaching career his teams led the league in victories during the 2004 season.

Cowher won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1992 after guiding the Steelers to a 11-5-0 record and a berth in the playoffs. During his time as defensive coordinator and head coach he coached six players to award-winning seasons. As the defensive coordinator for the Chiefs Derrick Thomas won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. As the head coach for the Steelers Rod Woodson won AP Defensive Player of the Year, Tommy Maddox won Comeback Player of the Year, Jerome Bettis won Comeback Player of the Year, Kendrell Bell won AP Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Ben Roethlisberger won AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.


History

Year Position Record Playoff record
2006 Head Coach 8-8-0 0-0
2005 Head Coach 11-5-0 4-0
2004 Head Coach 15-1-0 1-1
2003 Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
2002 Head Coach 10-5-1 1-1
2001 Head Coach 13-3-0 1-1
2000 Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1999 Head Coach 6-10-0 0-0
1998 Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1997 Head Coach 11-5-0 1-1
1996 Head Coach 10-6-0 1-1
1995 Head Coach 11-5-0 2-1
1994 Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1993 Head Coach 9-7-0 0-1
1992 Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1991 Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1990 Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1989 Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 8-7-1 0-0
1988 Secondary Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1987 Secondary Coach 10-5-0 1-1
1986 Special Teams Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1985 Special Teams Coach 8-8-0 0-1

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Fun Facts

  • Bill Cowher ended Jeff Fisher's playing career on a punt return. Cowher broke Fisher's leg while covering a punt.