Bill Cowher

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Facts of Bill Cowher

2011 Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
Full Name
William Laird Cowher
Birth Name
William Laird Cowher
Famous Name
Bill Cowher
Birth Date
Married to
Veronica Stigeler (2014)
Currently Married
No. of Twitter Followers


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$18 million
former American football coach & player
Started career as
a player of Philadelphia Eagles (1979)


Married to
Veronica Stigeler (2014)
Currently Married

Bill Cowher is an American former football player and a coach better known as the former head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He started his coaching career with Cleveland Browns, where he worked as a Special team coach. Before being a head coach of the Steelers, Bill worked as a Defensive Coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles. As a player, he played for Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns.

Currently, he serves as a studio analyst for the NFL Today. He is presently married to Veronica Stigeler since 2010. He was previously married to Kaye Cowher, who passed away in 2010. He currently has an estimated net worth of $20 million in 2022.

Bill Cowher's Salary and Net worth

Bill Cowher is an inspiration for young players who want to make their careers in the world of football. He has an estimated net worth is around $20 million. His salary working for ESPN is rumored to be about $4 million annually.

As a coach, he used to earn more than $2 million annually. In 2001, he signed a contract worth about $7 million for about three years. As per the deal signed in 1998, he earned $2.8 million annually.

Bill Cowher's former Raleigh home SOURCE: bizjournals

Cowher purchased a condo in Central Park worth around $2.65 million in 2012. He also owns a house in Raleigh, North Carolina, which he listed for sale for $2.39 million in June 2018. He later sold the house for $1.8 million in October 2018.

Married twice

Bill Cowher married Kaye Cowher in 1983. They first met in 1976 and spent some wonderful moments together after being a husband and wife. Unfortunately, his wife Kaye Cowher died in 2010. He married his second wife, Veronica Stigler, in 2010. The couple has been living together since then.

Bill Cowher and his late wife Kaye Cowher SOURCE:

Bill has three daughters from his late wife. All his daughters are basketball players. His daughters Meagan and Lauren played basketball at Princeton University, and his younger daughter Lindsay is also a basketball player. She played basketball at Elon University.

Bill Cowher and his current wife Veronica Stigeler SOURCE: Dodoodad

His daughter Meagan married Kevin Westgarth, an NHL forward of the Calgary Flames. Lindsay got married to an NBA player Ryan Kelly.

Fox reporter Charissa Thompson takes Bill as her father figure.

Bill Cowher also starred in the movie The Dark Knight Rises (2012). He made his appearance on the cover of EA Sports'2006 video game as NFL Head Coach. He has been seen in TV advertising for Time Warner Cable. He has set an example for upcoming players, and they can walk in his footsteps to get success. He is the perfect example of what a sportsperson should be like.

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Early Life and Education

Bill Cowher was born in Crafton, Pennsylvania, on May 8, 1957. He is the son of Laird Cowher and Dorothy Cowher. He holds an American nationality. His ethnicity is not official at this time but is assumed to be white. His birth sign is Taurus. 

Bill Cowher attended Carlynton High, where he excelled in football, baseball, and track. Later, he went to North Carolina, where he was captain of his team and played as a starting linebacker. Cowher completed his graduation in 1979. He received a degree in Education.

Bill Cowher Professional Life

Bill Cowher started his NFL career as a linebacker with Philadelphia Eagles, but Cleveland Browns picked him the following year. As a coach, he started his career with Cleveland Browns. Cowher served as a special teams coach. Then, he worked as a defensive backs coach for the same team.

Later, for two years, he worked as a defensive coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. In 1992, the Pittsburgh Steelers hired him. He got appointed as a head coach for the team. As a head coach, he worked 14 seasons with the Steelers. He has an outstanding record as a head coach and is 149-90-1 (161-99-1 includes playoff games). He left Steelers in 2006 and was replaced by Mike Tomlin.

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