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Former Steelers coach Bill Cowher opens up about life in New York

Renatta Signorini
| Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, 11:27 a.m.
Steelers chairman Dan Rooney (left) is joined by president Art Rooney II and coach Bill Cowher after the team's victory in Super Bowl XL on Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit.
Steelers chairman Dan Rooney (left) is joined by president Art Rooney II and coach Bill Cowher after the team's victory in Super Bowl XL on Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit.

Bill Cowher has become a bit more sophisticated since he stopped patrolling NFL sidelines with his menacing scowl and jutting chin.

The former Steelers head coach and Western Pennsylvania native, now a New York City resident, sometimes does yoga and SoulCycle and goes to plays, he told Newsday.

Cowher, now an NFL analyst on CBS, met a Newsday reporter and videographer at Central Park and discussed his experience living in New York, his life after coaching and his current interests. He settled in the city in 2010. Cowher told the news outlet he still stays true to his Pittsburgh roots, where fans refer to him as 'Cahr' in Pittsburghese.

"I'm a very normal guy," he said. "Normality is very important to me. I never forgot where I came from."

A Carlynton graduate, Cowher spent 15 seasons with the Steelers and won Super Bowl XL in 2006. He resigned in 2007.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-837-5374, or via Twitter @byrenatta.

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