This is Kiya Tomlin. She is the wife of Head Coach Mike Tomlin of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers are playing in Super Bowl XLIII. Read her biography, see photos and watch a fun video below.
Some say Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin’s secret weapon is the old Franklin Planner he keeps down in the basement full of meticulous notes he has kept since he was a kid – line after line bringing back the memories of what he did in a practice, of how a favorite coach handled a headstrong player, of all his goals wanted to accomplish that season.
But others say it is his wife of thirteen years, Kiya Winston Tomlin and their three kids that keep him grounded with his priorities straight.
A native of Morristown, New Jersey, Kiya Winston met Mike Tomlin when they both attended William and Mary College in Virginia. Kiya attended college on a gymnastics scholarship. She actually set a school record on the uneven parallel bars so she is quite an athlete. She and Mike were college sweethearts and married in 1996.
When her husband got an assistant coaching job at the University of Cincinnati, Kiya studied fashion design for two years. She had been sewing since the age of 10, and she quickly developed a sophisticated fashion sense and a love for women’s formal wear.
In January 2007, Kiya’s husband Mike Tomlin became the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. At a ‘Steelers Style 2007′ charity event, which is the team’s annual fashion show, Kiya Tomlin modeled a Steelers themed dress she designed herself. You can watch that fun video below.
Kiya, now 35 years old, and Mike Tomlin, 36 years old, have three children – two boys, Michael and Mason, and a girl, Harlyn Quinn. Kiya is currently the editor and chief of Kid Showbiz Magazine. She is also actively involved in variety of charities.
Kiya Tomlin Video