Bill Cowher Biography

( 1957 - )
December 2, 2019
First published on:November 25, 2016
by Jack Ol

Facts of Bill Cowher

Date of Birth: 1957, May 8
Age: 63 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign:: taurus
Birth Name William Laird Cowher
Birth Place Crafton, Pennsylvania
Famous Name Bill Cowher
Horoscope Taurus
Net Worth $18 million
Past Team Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers
No. of Twitter Followers 77.3K followers
Weight 105kg
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession former American football coach & player
Started career as a player of Philadelphia Eagles (1979)
Awards 2011 Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
Currently Married Yes
Married to Veronica Stigeler (2014)
Past married if any Kaye Cowher (1983-2010)
Divorce Yes
Children 3

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

At this moment, he serves as a studio analyst for the NFL Today. He is currently 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 $18 million in 2018.

Bill Cowher Salary and Net worth

Bill Cowher is an inspiration for young players who want to make their career in the world of football. He has an estimated net worth is around $18 million. His salary working for ESPN is rumored to be around $4 million annually.

As a coach, he used to earn more than $2 million annually. In 2001, he signed a contract for three years worth about $7 million. 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 back 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 each other in 1976 and spent some wonderful moments together after being a husband and wife. Unfortunately, his wife Kaye Cowher died in 2010. He then got married to his second wife Veronica Stigeler in 2010. The couple is living together since then.

CAPTION: Bill Cowher and his late wife Kaye Cowher SOURCE: nbcchicago.com

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.

CAPTION: Bill Cowher and his current wife Veronica Stigeler SOURCE: Dodoodad

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

Fox reporter Charissa Thompson takes Bill as her father figure.

Bill Cowher has also starred in the movie named 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 sportsman should be like.

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Early Life

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 on, he went to North Carolina where he was captain of his team and played as a starting linebacker. He 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 in the following year. As a coach, he started his career with Cleveland Browns. He served as a special teams coach. Then, he worked as a defensive backs coach for the same team.

Later on, 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 made an outstanding record as a head coach 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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