|occupation||American football coach and player|
|spouse||Veronica Stigeler, Kaye Cowher|
|education||Carlynton High, North Carolina State University|
|place_of_birth||Crafton, Pennsylvania, United States|
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Bill Cowher is a former professional NFL player as well as a coach. During his coaching career at Pittsburgh Steelers for 15 seasons, his team won 8 seasons. He helped his team to reach the Super Bowl for two times. However, they just won for a single time. He left the Steelers on January 5, 2007, after winning the Super Bowl XL in 2006. Moreover, he also worked as an assistant coach for Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs. These days he is working as a studio analyst for The NFL Today.
Bill Cowher was born on May 8, 1957, in Crafton, Pennsylvania, United States. He was born to Laird Cowher and Dorothy Cowher. Cowher is the only son of his parents and passed his childhood in his own birthplace.
Bill Cowher, Source: CBS Sports.com
Cowher attended Carlynton School District for his early education. He started playing football during his school days. Besides this, he also played basketball and track. Cowher completed his graduation from North Carolina State University in 1979 with bachelor's degree in education.
In 1979, he started his NFL career with Philadelphia Eagles as a linebacker. However, in the same year, he signed with Cleveland Browns. He played three seasons for Browns and was able to be the member of the Kardiac Kids. After he again returned to Eagles he played 1983–84 seasons. During his playing career, he was able to make a good impression on the coaches.
Bill Cowher, Source: Heavy.com
At the age of 28, Cowher started his coaching career with Cleveland Browns under Marty Schottenheimer. During 1985–86 season, he was the special team's coach. Moreover, he also served as a secondary coach for Kansas City Chiefs during 1987–88 seasons. On January 21, 1992, he became the 15th head coach of Steelers after he succeeded Chuck Noll.
After he became the head coach, there was a great improvement in his team's game. For the first time, he helped his team to reach the Super Bowl. He was the first youngest coach to lead the team to Super Bowl. Moreover, he is the first youngest head coach to lead his team to the playoffs in each of his first six seasons. However, during his 15 seasons, his team was able to win 8 division titles as well as earned 10 postseason playoff berths.
On February 5, 2006, Steelers, won Super Bowl XL for the first time by defeating Seattle Seahawks. However, after the victory, he decided to resign from the club. On January 5, 2007, Cowher left the club. After his retirement, he started working at The NFL Today on CBS as an analyst. In 2007 he participated in the Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race. Moreover, he is also the part of the movie The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
In 2007 he participated in the Fast Cars and Superstars: The Gillette Young Guns Celebrity Race. Moreover, he is also the part of the movie The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Bill Cowher is a married man. He is blessed with a happily married and family life. He married his wife Veronica Stigeler in 2014. This couple has three daughters named Lindsay Cowher, Meagan Cowher, and Lauren Cowher. Stigler is his second wife.
Bill Cowher and his wife Veronica Stigeler, Source: Zimbio.com
However, he was previously married to Kaye Cowher in 1983. Kaye was a professional basketball player who played for New York Stars. She died in 2010 due to skin cancer. Well, besides this, there is no any record of his other relationships. Moreover, there are no any rumors of his divorce with his current wife. He belongs to the white ethnic group and his nationality is American.
Professional former footballer as well as coach Bill Cowher deserves to have a good net worth and salary. Well, his current net worth is $18 million. And it is said that his salary is around $4 million.