Mike '95, L.H.D. '08 and Kiya '96 Tomlin

Mike and Kiya Tomlin met while they were both students at William & Mary. A three-year starter on the Tribe football team, Mike ended his college career with a school-record 20 touchdowns. Today, he’s a two-time Super Bowl head coach, the youngest head coach to both coach in and win a Super Bowl, and the recipient of the NFL’s Coach of the Year. He was also the keynote speaker at our 2008 Commencement exercises, and is a recipient of the College’s honorary doctorate of humane letters. 

Kiya is a fashion designer and entrepreneur with years of experience designing custom, one-of-a-kind pieces. She has applied that expertise in creating Uptown Sweats, her ready-to-wear brand. A collection of reimagined sweatsuits for the modern woman, Uptown Sweats combines cover-girl glamour with the comfort and ease of a favorite sweatshirt. Kiya continues to design custom creations for high-profile clients in Pittsburgh and across the country. 

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“This is a place that instills the belief that anything is possible. At William & Mary we learned to take risks and adapt to change, to seize opportunities and overcome difficulties. And to do so with honor and integrity.”