Bill Cowher was one of the most respected head coaches in NFL history, piloting the venerable Pittsburgh Steelers from 1992 until 2007 and winning Super Bowl XL. Cowher had a brief career playing football for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns, primarily on special teams. His knowledge and leadership made him keenly suited for a move to the sidelines and he became an assistant coach with the Browns in 1985. That served as a portent of things to come, and seven years later Cowher landed the coveted Steelers job. He succeeded Chuck Noll, who retired after 23 seasons coaching in Pittsburgh and four Super Bowl wins. Cowher's Steelers would prevail in Super Bowl XL over the Seattle Seahawks, held in February of 2006. Less than a year later, Cowher retired from coaching football and became a studio analyst with CBS.