William Laird Cowher (born May 8, 1957) is a former American football linebacker, coach, and sports analyst who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He began his coaching career as an assistant under Marty Schottenheimer for the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs, serving as the latter's defensive coordinator from 1989 to 1991. Cowher was named head coach of the Steelers in 1992, whom he led until his 2007 retirement. After retiring, he joined The NFL Today as a studio analyst.
|Full name at birth||
William Laird Cowher
|Claim to fame||
Head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (1992 - 2006)
|Date of birth||
8 May 1957
|Place of birth||
Actor, Studio Analyst, former Football Player and Coach
6' 3" (190 cm)
225 lbs (102 kg)
Large square chin
North Carolina State for a BA in Education (1979)
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