He has a 9-0 record on Monday Night Football at home.
Bill Cowher gave wanting to spend more time with his family as the reason for retiring from coaching in 2007.
Bill Cowher signed a two year deal with CBS TV on Feb 15, 2006.
While Bill Cowher was a coach, he had 8 division titles and 9 playoff appearances. Also, they had 10 winning seasons with a worst record of 6-10 and best record of 15-1 (tied for most wins in regular season). Only The Green Bay Packers had more playoff appearances during that that time, with 10.
During his tenure as head coach, the Steelers went to 5 AFC Championship games and 2 Super Bowls.
Him and Chuck Nowell had the Steelers for 32 years combined which is an NFL record.
Bill Cowher retired one year after the Super Bowl victory and after an 8-8 season
His wife Kaye was a professional basketball player.
He was team captain and team MVP in his senior year at North Carolina State.
At the time of his retirement, Bill Cowher was the longest tenured head coach in the NFL.
He attended Carlynton High School in Crafton, a suburb of Pittsburgh, in Pennsylvania.
He was named NFL Coach of the Year by the Associated Press in 1992.
He is only the second head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
He became the youngest head coach to take a team to the Super Bowl in 1995 when he was 38.
He had a cameo appearance in Adam Sandler's film The Waterboy.
In 2006 he purchased a home in Raleigh, North Carolina, leading some to speculate that his retirement from coaching is near.
As a player, he was involved in the play that ended the playing career of Jeff Fisher, who is now the head coach of the Tennessee Titans.
The Sporting News named him NFL Coach of the Year in both 1992 and in 2004.
His wife's name is Kaye. They have three daughters: Meagan, Lauren and Lindsay.
He is the fifteenth head coach in Steelers history.
Bill replaced Chuck Noll on January 21, 1992.
His Astrological sign is Taurus.
He was an assistant coach to Marty Schottenheimer with the Cleveland Browns.
He played three seasons with the Cleveland Browns from 1980 until 1982.
He is the youngest coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl.
He began his coaching career in 1985.
In 1979, He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Education from North Carolina State University.
He began his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1979.
Jerome Bettis: (on Bill Cowher, after winning the Super Bowl) Now he has that championship, you have to consider him one of the best coaches ever. We're a tough-minded, physical, hard-nosed team - we reflect our coach's character.
Bill: (when asked to explain his 9-0 Monday night home record) The Pittsburgh fans. It's not me; it's the Pittsburgh fans. This is a great place to play on a Monday night.
Bill: We know the path that is ahead of us. It's a tough journey, but I kind of think we are looking forward to it.
Bill: I don't watch any pregame shows.
Bill: (on how if feels to be a Superbowl winner) It really does fill a void that's been there.
Bill: (about being able to hold the Lombardi trophy) I've been waiting a long time. We're taking this baby back home and putting it in the trophy room.
Bill: (when asked if it is difficult to play angry every week) Angry's too strong. Mad you're more in control. And that's the truth. You don't want to be angry. Just mad. Mad, mad, there's nothing wrong with being mad because there's some poise, some determination involved with that. Angry, at times, you can lose your poise. You can lose your focus and you don't want to lose your focus when you're playing the game. Now, you can play with a demeanor and you're determined. Determined and mad, in the game of football, are synonymous in my mind.
Bill: I grew up here, my parents still live here, and I've been able to raise my girls here. We've been in the same house since 1992 and that's unique in our business.
Bill: Confidence is a very fragile thing, and it certainly is something that has to start with your mental approach and your ability to respond and stay focused and not allow negative thoughts to enter into your own mind. When you're successful, it's easier to expect success. All of a sudden it's not there, it becomes more of a challenge.
Bill: Options are cool. I think we should play it safe and just beat the Lions. But we can't take them lightly. Well, we can, and we probably will, but we'll disguise it well. Like Harrington said earlier, Detroit is riding a one-game winning streak, and their kicking game is on fire. We know Detroit will give us their best shot, so we better bring our C game at worst.
Bill: So what if we won ugly?
Bill: I want to bring back the pride and tradition long associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and more importantly, with the people of Pittsburgh.