Mike Tomlin, Blackest Head Coach to Win Super Bowl?

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It has been several days since the Steelers won the Super Bowl, and something just occurred to me. I haven’t once heard that Mike Tomlin was the 2nd Black Head Coach to win a Super Bowl. Sure I have heard plenty about Tomlin being the youngest coach to win the big game, but race hasn’t been an issue. I am reminded of the brief article I put up for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, where I mentioned Tony Dungy being the first black coach to win the Super Bowl. I pondered at that moment, if the next guy would just be “the coach who won the Super Bowl.” Well apparently I was wrong, because age was more important then race this time. However I am reminded of just how far we have come in such a short amount of time. Honestly I wouldn’t have even thought about Dungy or Tomlin being black, if the press hadn’t brought it up. I guess that just signals that I come from a different generation, and it truly doesn’t matter anymore.

Philip Van der Vossen

Editor at Gunaxin
Philip Van der Vossen is the Editor of Gunaxin, a Men's Lifestyle Magazine that was established in 2008. Philip also created and hosts the Trail Trek Tour, a traveling series of off-road events for automotive media.

Additionally, Philip has served as Rally Director for the Washington Automotive Press Association, Speaker at IMPAcon and Blogs with Balls, Chairman of the Relay For Life of North Anne Arundel County, Examiner Team Leader for the Maryland Performance Excellence Awards, and Credentialed Founder of Capitals Outsider.
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