Bill Cowher hasn’t coached in the NFL since 2006. Not because teams didn’t offer him a job, but because he simply did not want to get back into coaching.
The former Steelers coach walked away at the time with many believing that he was just taking a break from coaching, not retiring for good. Well, he certainly fooled everybody.
Cowher has been an NFL studio analyst for CBS Sports ever since, and younger fans likely know him more for that role than his actual coaching career.
Many would like to know why he never returned to coaching following his resignation in Pittsburgh.
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“I couldn’t come up to the grips of coaching another team,” Cowher said on the Footbahlin podcast with Ben Roethlisberger. “This was like, ‘This was my team.’ So it never really got to the point [of returning to coaching].”
Cowherd ended his coaching career with a 140-90-1 record with eight AFC North titles, two AFC titles, and a Super Bowl championship with Roethlisberger.
Mike Tomlin took over the Steelers in 2007, and he has not only been there ever since, he has won a Super Bowl and never had a losing season. The closest that almost happened was the 2022 season, but the team got hot at the end of the year and finished above .500.
Cowher may no longer be actively coaching, but Pittsburgh will always remember him for winning a Super Bowl and being among the best coaches in the team’s illustrious history.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.