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Neal Coolong

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Neal Coolong is the managing editor of Behind The Steel Curtain on SB Nation. He began writing for the site in 2008, taking over the reins of BTSC in 2012 from site founder Michael Bean.

A former resident of Pittsburgh, Coolong ended up in the Minneapolis area, attending high school there before attending college at North Dakota State University. While there, he served as the sports editor and eventually the editor-in-chief of the school's newspaper. He also interned and worked at The Forum in Fargo, N.D.

After college, he worked for two years at different daily papers in Iowa before leaving the grind of the industry. Along with daily newspaper credits, he has published work for AOL, Steel City Insider, Pittsburgh Magazine and Sports Illustrated's FanNation.

Coolong appears on ESPN Radio FM 92.3 in Selinsgrove, Pa., each Monday during the regular season. He also makes frequent appearances on Trib Live Radio with Dan Dudley.

Recent Activity
Report: LeGarrette Blount was not charged in incident Wednesday
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 9:56p
Steelers formally have no comment, are 'gathering information'
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 9:15p
Twitter reacts to arrest of Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 8:58p
LeGarrette Blount and Le'Veon Bell arrest bottoms out Steelers thinnest position
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 8:07p
Steelers RBs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount expected to face marijuana possession charges
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 7:39p
Seriously
Commented on Eagles vs. Steelers Preseason 2014: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh aiming to carry over second half 2013 success on Aug 20 2014, 7:20p
I just thought the Eagles had two games in two days
Commented on Eagles vs. Steelers Preseason 2014: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh aiming to carry over second half 2013 success on Aug 20 2014, 7:16p
Greatest line ever
Commented on Eagles vs. Steelers Preseason 2014: Philadelphia and Pittsburgh aiming to carry over second half 2013 success on Aug 20 2014, 7:14p - 1 reply
I dont think the writer is necessarily being literal in regards to beer
Commented on Brett Keisel is back, and the Nation was happy on Aug 20 2014, 1:31p - 1 reply
5 questions with SB Nation Eagles site Bleeding Green Nation
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 8:00a
Steelers vs. Eagles preseason 2014: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming and more
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 7:03a
Steelers roster cuts: Reduction down to 75 looming, team may want to make a deal
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 6:37a
Brett Keisel signing suggests Steelers want to add more depth on defensive line
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 6:10a
No Subject
Commented on Steelers 2 Minute Drill: Landry Jones well behind 2013 draft classmates on Aug 19 2014, 10:51p - 2 replies
Shazier a DROY candidate?
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 10:32p
A big Brett Keisel fan
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 10:20p
No Subject
Commented on Steelers 2 Minute Drill: Landry Jones well behind 2013 draft classmates on Aug 19 2014, 8:01p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Steelers 2 Minute Drill: Landry Jones well behind 2013 draft classmates on Aug 19 2014, 8:00p
There's no hyperbole
Commented on Steelers 2 Minute Drill: Landry Jones well behind 2013 draft classmates on Aug 19 2014, 7:58p
No Subject
Commented on Steelers 2 Minute Drill: Landry Jones well behind 2013 draft classmates on Aug 19 2014, 7:56p
No Subject
Commented on Steelers 2 Minute Drill: Landry Jones well behind 2013 draft classmates on Aug 19 2014, 7:54p
You missed the Paul Ernster era
Commented on Eagles vs. Steelers Preseason 2014: Which Pittsburgh player would Philadelphia fans take? on Aug 19 2014, 1:04p
Which Eagles player would you want on the Steelers roster?
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 9:00a
Martavis Bryant can learn from Antonio Brown's practice habits
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 7:30a
Steelers offense engaged in advanced no huddle training, complete with quizzes
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 6:58a
im sorry
Commented on Steelers 2 Minute Drill: Landry Jones well behind 2013 draft classmates on Aug 18 2014, 9:48p - 1 reply
BTSC On Demand: WBAL's Sportsline with Brett Hollander
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 6:56p
Steelers roster transactions: Waived Bryant Browning, James Shaw, signed Graham Pocic, Dayonne Nunley
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 3:12p
Hack-a-Bryant strategy leads to three defensive penalties in two games
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 12:56p
Ryan Shazier was 'the best defender on the field'
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 8:34a
Steelers 2 Minute Drill at 8:55 a.m. ET
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 8:06a
Steelers preseason position battles: Wide receivers settling into order
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 7:38a
Chris Carter had his opportunity Saturday, Steelers should give same chance to younger OLBs
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 7:22a
Variety the spice of offensive life for Steelers
Posted on Aug 18 2014, 7:02a
It's always best to let sleeping dogs lie...in a Steelers collar
Posted on Aug 17 2014, 7:19p
Pro Football Focus ranks Chris Hubbard, Shamarko Thomas as top Steelers
Posted on Aug 17 2014, 7:06p
Steelers 53 man roster projections: A few changes after victory over Buffalo Bills
Posted on Aug 17 2014, 11:21a
Dynamic duo of Vic So'oto and Howard Jones forcing team to bolster special teams
Posted on Aug 17 2014, 8:42a
Steelers injury report: Bryant Browning has separated shoulder
Posted on Aug 17 2014, 8:01a
Dri Archer gives a shout out to LeBackfield
Posted on Aug 17 2014, 7:44a
Word Cloud from BTSC's first half open thread
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 11:28p
Brown going downtown
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 11:17p
Winners and Losers from Steelers vs. Bills Saturday
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 11:04p
Bills vs. Steelers second half open thread
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 9:10p
Bills vs. Steelers first half open thread
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 7:10p
Steelers active/inactive list: Ryan Shazier will play against Buffalo Bills
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 6:10p
BTSC on Demand: 93.7 The Fan at 5:20 p.m.
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 4:54p
Sideline access
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 3:47p
September is Childhood Cancer Month
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 3:26p
The calm before the (preseason) storm
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 3:17p
T-minus seven hours until we're all here
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 12:33p
Chicago Bears sign ex-Steelers and Jets WR Santonio Holmes
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 12:24p
Santonio signs with the Bears
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 12:02p
Terrible Towel on un-terrible cake
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 11:12a
This is what you want to see before every game
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 11:02a
Home opener tonight...Troy's ready, are you?
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 10:51a
Word is getting around
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 10:41a
Bills vs. Steelers: Mitchell feels confident in the work he's done even without Troy Polamalu on the field
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 8:43a
Bills vs. Steelers: Depth chart for Preseason Week 2
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 7:02a
Bills Sammy Watkins burns Steelers Lew Toler on double move
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 6:28a
5 things to watch in Steelers vs. Bills Preseason Week 2 game
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 6:12a
Bills vs. Steelers preseason 2014: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming and more
Posted on Aug 16 2014, 12:21a
lol
Commented on The Isaac Redman Award 2014: Final candidates announced heading into preseason game vs. Bills on Aug 16 2014, 12:06a - 1 reply
Excellent
Commented on The Isaac Redman Award 2014: Final candidates announced heading into preseason game vs. Bills on Aug 16 2014, 12:06a - 1 reply
I miss this
Commented on The Isaac Redman Award 2014: Final candidates announced heading into preseason game vs. Bills on Aug 16 2014, 12:05a - 1 reply
You just wrote a mini essay on it
Commented on The break-up song written by Emmanuel Sanders falling off the charts on Aug 15 2014, 11:57p - 1 reply
I did six radio spots this week
Commented on The break-up song written by Emmanuel Sanders falling off the charts on Aug 15 2014, 8:23p
Jinx out of Burlington, Vt.
Commented on Friday night five questions and open thread on Aug 15 2014, 8:17p
Friday night five questions and open thread
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 7:57p
This is such a perfect Redman Award comment...
Commented on The Isaac Redman Award 2014: Final candidates announced heading into preseason game vs. Bills on Aug 15 2014, 3:44p - 1 reply
oh that needs to be added word for word
Commented on The Isaac Redman Award 2014: Final candidates announced heading into preseason game vs. Bills on Aug 15 2014, 3:42p
BTSC on Demand: Fox Sports Radio 10:35 a.m. ET
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 8:10a
Ex-Steelers linebacker Bruce Davis appears in infomercial
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 8:05a
Steelers defense getting back to random chaos on third downs
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 7:41a
The Isaac Redman Award 2014: Final candidates announced heading into preseason game vs. Bills
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 7:15a
Bills vs. Steelers preseason 2014: 5 questions with Buffalo Rumblings
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 6:48a
Which Bills player would you want on the Steelers roster?
Posted on Aug 14 2014, 9:00a
Steelers Fantasy Football: Antonio Brown over/under 95 catches
Posted on Aug 14 2014, 8:00a
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