Dating a football coach
The two would later be rival head coaches and friends in the AFC Central division, and Fisher has credited his injury at the hands of Cowher with having the unintended consequence of propelling him into coaching.Cowher primarily played special teams during his playing career, and placed emphasis on special teams during his coaching career.Hopefully, they won’t have a neutral playing field and will be judged, for better or worse, on their performances. When Sarah Thomas throws a flag she shouldn’t have thrown—which she will, as all officials do—she should be booed.When Sarah Thomas fails to throw a flag she should have—which she will, as all officials do—she should be booed.There has been a building sense that she was headed for this and that, eventually, she’ll move into a permanent job, then to a coordinator’s position and, possibly sooner than anyone expects, into a head coaching spot. At 37, she brings a doctorate in psychology to the mix, something that will help her cope with nasty comments (and there will be nasty comments) and the locker room culture of the NFL.Neither of those things should catch her off-guard.
He is currently a studio analyst for The NFL Today.
Born in Crafton, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Cowher excelled in football, basketball, and track for Carlynton High.
At North Carolina State University (under Coach Lou Holtz), he was a starting linebacker, team captain, and team MVP in his senior year.
He became the 15th head coach in Steelers history when he succeeded Chuck Noll on January 21, 1992 – but only the second head coach since the NFL merger in 1970, beating out fellow Pittsburgh native and Pitt alumnus (and eventual Pitt head coach) Dave Wannstedt.
Under Cowher, the Steelers showed an immediate improvement from the disappointing 7–9 season the year before, going 11–5 and earning home field advantage in the AFC after the Steelers had missed the playoffs six times out of the previous seven years.