Bill Cowher

  • Birth Name: William Laird Cowher
  • Birth Place: Crafton, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Profession: Former NFL coach, TV analyst
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  • Signed as a free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles after college.
  • Played with the Cleveland Browns (1980-82) and again with the Philadelphia Eagles (1983-84).
  • Started NFL coaching career as special teams coach with the Browns in 1985. Also coached as an assistant in Kansas City.
  • Hired as the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992.
  • In 1995, became the youngest head coach (38) to get his team to the Super Bowl.
  • Won Super Bowl XL in 2006.
  • Resigned as head coach of the Steelers in 2007.
  • In his 15 seasons as head coach, the Steelers made the playoffs 10 times and made six appearances in the AFC title game.
  • Was hired by CBS Sports as an analyst in 2007.
  • Takes piano lessons.


  • Meagan — Daughter
  • Lauren — Daughter
  • Kaye Cowher — Wife
  • Lindsay — Daughter


  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States (BS in Education, 1979)

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