PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Informally known as, “The Chin,” former head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers Bill Cowher was officially elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Donning a record of, 149–90–1 (161–99–1 including the postseason) and 1-1 in Super Bowl wins (Won Super Bowl XL), Cowher will forever be among football’s elite.
He was notified in a surprise appearance by David Baker, President of the Pro Football Hall of Fame during CBS’ “The NFL Today” where is a weekly analyst.
What a special honor to have David Baker visit me on the set of @NFLonCBS last night. I was totally surprised and taken aback. This honor is truly humbling, having been included with so many worthy candidates. The journey was shared with so many…(1 of 2) https://t.co/vMHjTqSbtI
— Bill Cowher (@CowherCBS) January 12, 2020
Statement by Steelers President Art Rooney II on Bill Cowher: Congratulations to Bill Cowher on his election into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One of our most successful coaches in team history, Bill’s energy and dedication for coaching was evident in every practice and every game. His Pittsburgh roots were perfect for our organization because he knew the history and passion of our fans, and he wanted to bring a Super Bowl back to his hometown. He accomplished that feat in dramatic fashion in Super Bowl XL. Bill was always a family man and made the tough decision to walk away from coaching at a young age to focus on them. I am so happy for his entire family, and I’m sure this summer in Canton will be a special time for Bill and all of Steelers Nation.
I am so happy for Bill Cowher. Bill had an incredible career and left his mark on the @steelers organization, Pittsburgh and the NFL. The @ProFootballHOF got themselves a great addition with @CowherCBS. Congrats Bill. You deserve this great honor.
— Mike Tomlin (@CoachTomlin) January 12, 2020
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 12, 2020
Coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @CowherCBS Love it, so deserved and earned! Can’t believe I caught that live on the plane.
— Alan Faneca (@afan66) January 12, 2020