Head Coaching Matchup: Jack Del Rio and Mike Tomlin


Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio and Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio

Hometown:Hayward, Calif.

Head Coaching Record:75-75

Coaching Background:

1997New Orleans SaintsAssistant Strength Coach
1998New Orleans SaintsLinebackers
1999-2001Baltimore RavensLinebackers
2002Carolina PanthersDefensive Coordinator
2003-11Jacksonville JaguardsHead Coach
2012-14Denver BroncosDefensive Coordinator
2013 (Wks. 10-13)Denver BroncosInterim Head Coach
2015Oakland RaidersHead Coach

Fun Fact:Head Coach Del Rio played 11 seasons as an NFL linebacker, totaling 1,078 tackles, 12 sacks and 13 interceptions for his career.

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin

Hometown:Hampton, Va.

Head Coaching Record:86-50

Coaching Background:

1995Virginia Military InstituteWide Receivers
1996University of MemphisGraduate Assistant
1997Arkansas State UniversityWide Receivers
1998Arkansas State UniversityDefensive Backs
1999-2000University of CincinnatiDefensive Backs
2001-05Tampa Bay BuccaneersDefensive Backs
2006Minnesota VikingsDefensive Coordinator
2007-15Pittsburgh SteelersHead Coach

Fun Fact:Head Coach Tomlin was 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 (36 years, 323 days).

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