Congrats to Bill Cowher on the election.
Cowher was selected by a Blue-Ribbon Panel as part of the NFL's Centennial Slate, one of two coaches who will be selected by the panel. He was named head coach of the Steelers in 1992, recording eight division titles, 10 postseason playoff berths, six AFC Championship games and two Super Bowl appearances, one resulting in a win, during his 15 seasons with the team. I've come to the best network on TV. Football is a total team sport. "I've lived a blessed life". He went 161-99-1 in his career.
The rest of the centennial class, which will include 15 members, will be announced Wednesday morning. They were selected from a list of 38 finalists debated by a Centennial Blue-Ribbon Panel last Wednesday after a cutdown from almost 300 nominees. "I just think about the players", Cowher said. He followed Schottenheimer to Kansas City in 1989 and served as the Chiefs' defensive co-ordinator for three seasons. He gained a reputation for being a fiery and emotional coach, with his square chin making him an instantly recognizable figure on the sideline.
Cowher finished his career as one of only six coaches in National Football League history with at least seven division titles, and he joined Paul Brown as the only coaches in history to take their teams to the playoffs in each of their first six years as coach.
He's a legendary figure in Pittsburgh, and was one of the most consistent coaches in the National Football League during his tenure.
Cowher, now a CBS analyst, most notably excelled as the Steelers' coach from 1992-2006. "I am so happy for his entire family, and I'm sure this summer in Canton will be (a) special time for Bill and all of Steelers Nation".
Cowher certainly felt like he was a good bet to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.