Cowher’s wife passed away from skin cancer two years ago.
Bill Cowher coached the Steelers for 15 years, winning eight division titles and making 10 appearances in the NFL playoffs.
In Cowher's 15 seasons as head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team won eight division titles and made 10 playoff appearances.
Cowher led the Steelers to the Super Bowl twice, winning one.
He is currently a studio analyst for The NFL Today.
Born in Crafton, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Cowher excelled in football, basketball, and track for Carlynton High.
He says he's been here before, likes the food, the atmosphere. "It's a nice place to have in the neighborhood," he says as he settles into a booth in the back corner. There's one on the menu, along with a turkey club and a Reuben. I do yoga for about an hour, a lot of stretching, which is really good.
All of those are perfectly fine selections for an ex-football coach from western Pennsylvania. Because after my Soul Cycle class on Mondays, I need it." Monday afternoons also consist of a walk downtown to Grace's Marketplace, where he buys a bunch of fruit (watermelon and cantaloupe, usually) for the week.
"You should've seen me earlier," Cowher says with a laugh. So at 10 o'clock, we have a woman who comes to our apartment and it's just awesome.
In the time since, he’s become a strong advocate for awareness and prevention of this deadly form of skin cancer.
He recently teamed up with advocacy groups and Bristol-Myers Squib to become the spokesman for a new public awareness campaign called Melanoma Exposed.