The following lists and links are intended to provide Tribe football fans with information on W&M alumni and former coaches who are currently playing, coaching or working within the ranks of professional football. This page is a work in progress, please check back frequently for updates. Please direct omissions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of Sept. 10, 2014
Mike Tomlin ('95) - Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach
Tomlin's Steelers Bio
Headlining the list of coaches and players with ties to the College is 1995 graduate Mike Tomlin, head coach of the 2009 Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tomlin, who was named the 16th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 22, 2007, is the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl in NFL history. Tomlin was also named Motorola Coach of the Year for the 2008 season.
Tomlin, who was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at receiver for the Tribe, is just the third Steelers Head Coach since the 1969 season.
The last W&M alum to lead an NFL team was Dan Henning, who had two head coaching stints, one with the Atlanta Falcons (1983-1986) and another with the San Diego Chargers (1989-91).
Tomlin was named the head coach in Pittsburgh after spending the 2006 season as the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. The position was both his first with the team and as a coordinator, but showed immediate results as he oversaw a unit that ranked eighth in the NFL in total defense.
Michael "Pinball" Clemons ('87) - Toronto Argonauts (CFL) Vice Chair
Clemons' Argos Bio
Brian Daboll (Former Assistant Coach, 1998-99) - New England Patriots Offensive Assistant
Daboll's Patriots Bio
Mark Duffner ('75) - Miami Dolphins Linebackers Coach
Duffner's Dolphins Bio
Ivan Fears ('76) - New England Patriots Running Backs Coach
Fears' Patriots Bio
Hal Hunter (Former Outside Linebackers/Strength Coach, 1982) - Indianapolis Colts Assistant OL Coach
Hunter's Colts Bio
Robert Livingston ('10) - Cincinnati Bengals Player Personnel Scout
Sean McDermott ('98) - Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator
McDermott's Panthers Bio
Brendan Nugent (Former Assistant Coach, 2007-11) - Chicago Bears Offensive Quality Control Assistant
Nugent's Bears Bio
Dan Quinn (Former Assistant Coach, 1994) - Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator
Quinn's Seahawks Bio
Danny Smith (Former Assistant Coach, 1980-83) - Pittsburgh Steelers Special Teams Coordinator
Smith's Steelers Bio
Alan Williams ('92) - Detroit Lions Defensive Backs Coach
Williams' Lions Bio
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R.J. Archer ('10) - Jacksonville Sharks (AFL)
Archer's Sharks Bio
David Caldwell ('10) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Caldwell's Tiger-Cats Bio
Jerome Couplin III ('14) - Detroit Lions
Couplin's Lions Bio
Jonathan Grimes ('12) - Houston Texans
Grimes' Texans Bio
B.W. Webb ('13) - Pittsburgh Steelers
Webb's Steelers Bio
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