Besides being the wife of Pittsburg Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, Kiya Winston Tomlin is becoming somewhat of a celebrity in her own right. She’s a fashion designer with her own studio, and many happy clients.
Kiya comes from an artistic family. Her grandfather played piano for many singers, including Tony Bennett and Billie Holiday. Her sister Mia is an artist and photographer.
She was born in Morristown, N.J. and began sewing when she was 10, and rapidly progressed from pillows to ducks to dresses.
Mike met Kiya when they were both students at The College of William & Mary. He majored in Biology and she was a pre med student. They married in 1996, one year after Mike had graduated. They have three children, sons Dean born in 2000, and Mason born in 2002. Their daughter Harlyn Quinn was born in 2006. They reside in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
Today, hubby Mike is in the crosshairs for standing inside the sidelines while Jacoby Jones was returning a kick off. In an interview with NBC’s Michelle Tafoya after the game, Jones admitted that he was cognizant of Tomlin as he was running up the sideline and weaved into the tackle from Allen because of it. While Jones said he had no ill will because the Ravens still got the win, it’s an awfully bad look for Tomlin.
Many are calling for his head, or at least a fine, but it’s up to the NFL officials to decide if they will review the play. If they do, what will they call?
Chances of the playoffs are pretty slim for the Steelers, but we do know that Mike’s a lucky guy who has a great family.