#151: Interview with Mike Tomlin, Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Doug Smith got to interview Pittsburgh Steelers Coach, Mike Tomlin at Urban Impact’s annual Manup Pittsburgh event. In the interview you’ll hear Doug ask Mike:

  • If you could have coffee with your 15-20 year old self or a group of kids that we’re encouraging people to invest in, what would you tell them?
  • What do you wish people knew about your journey what it took to get to where you’re at?
  • What are some principles/character traits that you try to form in the young men who come under your influence as a head coach? How do you help them become men?
  • One of your key principles that you teach is “The Standard is the Standard”. What is the origin of that statement? When you learned that and how do you apply it in your own life?
  • What did you think you knew as a player about leadership and coaching that wasn’t actually true when you stepped into coaching?
  • How do you handle criticism and praise? 
  • What can we do to serve you and partner with what you’re doing?

Enjoy the episode!

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #151: Interview with Mike Tomlin, Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #151: Interview with Mike Tomlin, Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

L3 Leadership Podcast Episode #151: Interview with Mike Tomlin, Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Mike’s Bio:

Mike Tomlin was named the 16th head coach in Pittsburgh Steelers history on January 22, 2007. Hired at the age of 34, Tomlin became only the third head coach hired by the Steelers since 1969.

Through nine seasons, Tomlin has accomplished many things that have never been done in the team’s storied history. His 92-52 regular-season record (.639) is the best start in franchise history, and he became the youngest head coach in NFL history to both coach in and win a Super Bowl when he led the Steelers to a 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII (26 years, 323 days). By winning the Super Bowl in only his second season as a head coach, he also became the fastest to win a Super Bowl title in Steelers history.
Connect with Mike:

  • Steelers Website

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Urban Impact Foundation

Our vision and desire is to see lives holistically transformed in our community one person, one family, and one block at a time who, in turn, make a powerful impact locally and globally for Jesus Christ.

Manup Pittsburgh 

Every year, Urban Impact teams up with Coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers, to present the ManUp Pittsburgh conference to over fifteen hundred men from the tri-state area. ManUp encourages and teaches men to be godly leaders for their families, and raises awareness of the detrimental impact of fatherlessness among youth today. Prominent local pastors join the mission each year to lead breakouts, including sessions specifically targeted toward young adults, coaches, veterans, fathers, and husbands.

Questions? Contact Event Producer, Alex Pursglove at 412.321.3811 x104

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I Live for God. I am married to the love of my life, Laura. I am the Founder of L3 Leadership. I am the Manager of Outreach and Major Gifts for Light of Life Rescue Mission on the North Side of Pittsburgh. I am a speaker, blogger, fundraiser, runner, P90xer, & fitness coach! I love family, travel, and personal growth!