Mug

Neal Coolong

  • joined Oct 27, 2008
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
  • posts 4472
  • comments 17182

Follow @NealCoolong
Interview request? Email: ncoolong@gmail.com

Neal Coolong is the editor of Behind The Steel Curtain on SB Nation. He began writing for Behind The Steel Curtain in 2008, including entries to the now-defunct Maple Street Press Steelers Preview magazine.

Coolong took over the reins at 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.

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
2014 NFL Draft: Speculation surrounding Odell Beckham being a top-20 pick increases
Posted on Apr 19 2014, 11:52a
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: NDSU Quarterback Brock Jensen Scouting Report on Apr 19 2014, 9:06a
No Subject
Commented on Steelers pre-draft visits: Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence said to have scheduled a visit on Apr 19 2014, 8:28a - 1 reply
Interesting
Commented on Steelers pre-draft visits: Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence said to have scheduled a visit on Apr 19 2014, 8:26a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Steelers pre-draft visits: LB Glen Stanley has private workout scheduled on Apr 19 2014, 8:20a
No Subject
Commented on Steelers pre-draft visits: LB Glen Stanley has private workout scheduled on Apr 19 2014, 8:19a
Steelers Nick Williams spent his time learning the mental side of the game
Posted on Apr 19 2014, 8:17a
Ramon Foster replaces Ryan Clark as team's union representative
Posted on Apr 19 2014, 7:47a
Steelers pre-draft visits: LB Glen Stanley has private workout scheduled
Posted on Apr 19 2014, 7:32a
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: Pitt's Tom Savage rockets up draft boards on Apr 19 2014, 7:03a
No Subject
Commented on Steelers pre-draft visits: Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence said to have scheduled a visit on Apr 18 2014, 9:42p
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: Pitt's Tom Savage rockets up draft boards on Apr 18 2014, 9:33p - 1 reply
If we're going to do this....
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: Pitt's Tom Savage rockets up draft boards on Apr 18 2014, 9:26p
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: Pitt's Tom Savage rockets up draft boards on Apr 18 2014, 9:21p
No Subject
Commented on Defensive end option worth $6.969 million for 2011 draft picks on Apr 18 2014, 9:03p - 3 replies
No Subject
Commented on Defensive end option worth $6.969 million for 2011 draft picks on Apr 18 2014, 9:00p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Defensive end option worth $6.969 million for 2011 draft picks on Apr 18 2014, 8:58p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: Steelers interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams on Apr 18 2014, 8:55p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: Steelers interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams on Apr 18 2014, 8:54p - 1 reply
This
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: Steelers interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams on Apr 18 2014, 8:53p
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: Steelers interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams on Apr 18 2014, 8:51p
No Subject
Commented on Steelers pre-draft visits: Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence said to have scheduled a visit on Apr 18 2014, 8:43p - 1 reply
Thanks for joining!
Commented on Steelers pre-draft visits: Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence said to have scheduled a visit on Apr 18 2014, 8:40p - 2 replies
Lightweight but strong
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 18 2014, 7:53p
HAIL THE BISON!
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft: NDSU Quarterback Brock Jensen Scouting Report on Apr 18 2014, 4:23p
Steelers pre-draft visits: Boise State DE/OLB Demarcus Lawrence said to have scheduled a visit
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 10:58a
Steelers Mike Adams leaned on 2012 draft classmate David DeCastro after benching
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 10:00a
2014 NFL Draft: Steelers interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 8:38a
Judge Anthony Mariani to rule on whether to quash subpoena of Kevin Colbert
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 6:04a
Michigan State LB Max Bullough admits Steelers have spoken to him 'quite a few times'
Posted on Apr 18 2014, 5:32a
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 8:14p - 3 replies
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 8:13p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 8:11p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 8:09p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on 2012 NFL Draft: The night the Steelers got their pony on Apr 17 2014, 7:53p
No Subject
Commented on Need Drafting Advise on Apr 17 2014, 7:48p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 7:34p
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 7:34p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 7:31p
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 7:30p
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 7:28p - 2 replies
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 7:24p
No Subject
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 5:12p
LOL
Commented on Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case on Apr 17 2014, 5:04p
Report: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert subpoenaed in Mike Adams' stabbing case
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 1:46p
Mel Kiper mock draft: Steelers select Odell Beckham and Louis Nix
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 12:28p
Steelers pre-draft visits: Rice CB Phillip Gaines meeting with Steelers Thursday
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 12:10p
Steelers pre-draft visits: Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman in town Thursday
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 11:48a
Gil Brandt tried to trade for the top pick in the 1970 NFL Draft
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 7:07a
2012 NFL Draft: The night the Steelers got their pony
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 7:00a
Herm Edwards places Darqueze Dennard at the top of his draft-eligible cornerbacks list
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 6:30a
Steelers third-highest in AFC North in guaranteed money spent
Posted on Apr 17 2014, 5:44a
No Subject
Commented on Limas Sweed cut by CFL's Ottawa Redblacks on Apr 16 2014, 5:02p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Aldon Smith's legal troubles present opening for draft day trade with Pittsburgh on Apr 16 2014, 4:57p - 1 reply
That's why SF is concerned
Commented on Aldon Smith's legal troubles present opening for draft day trade with Pittsburgh on Apr 16 2014, 4:47p - 2 replies
read AND comprehend
Commented on Aldon Smith's legal troubles present opening for draft day trade with Pittsburgh on Apr 16 2014, 2:56p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Aldon Smith's legal troubles present opening for draft day trade with Pittsburgh on Apr 16 2014, 2:54p - 2 replies
Limas Sweed cut by CFL's Ottawa Redblacks
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 2:33p
No Subject
Commented on Report: Jets have TE Jace Amaro on 'their short list' at 18 on Apr 16 2014, 1:25p
Aldon Smith's legal troubles present opening for draft day trade with Pittsburgh
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 10:00a
No Subject
Commented on Meet Adam Podlesh, the newest Steelers roster member on Apr 16 2014, 9:24a
No Subject
Commented on Report: Jets have TE Jace Amaro on 'their short list' at 18 on Apr 16 2014, 9:19a
Report: Jets have TE Jace Amaro on 'their short list' at 18
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 8:10a
Jarvis Jones preparing to lead Steelers pass rush
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 7:00a
Meet Adam Podlesh, the newest Steelers roster member
Posted on Apr 16 2014, 6:05a
No Subject
Commented on Twitter reactions to Steelers signing Adam Podlesh on Apr 15 2014, 8:11p - 1 reply
Rolando McClain can't finish workout with Ravens
Posted on Apr 15 2014, 8:07p
It's a good question
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU WR Odell Beckham shows he's one of the best all-around receivers in this class on Apr 15 2014, 7:33p
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU WR Odell Beckham shows he's one of the best all-around receivers in this class on Apr 15 2014, 7:32p
NFL 2014 schedule will be released April 22
Posted on Apr 15 2014, 7:28p
Twitter reactions to Steelers signing Adam Podlesh
Posted on Apr 15 2014, 7:09p
I must have
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks a high-level route runner on Apr 15 2014, 5:27p
Yes, exactly
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU WR Odell Beckham shows he's one of the best all-around receivers in this class on Apr 15 2014, 5:24p - 2 replies
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU WR Odell Beckham shows he's one of the best all-around receivers in this class on Apr 15 2014, 5:21p - 2 replies
Steelers sign ex-Bears P Adam Podlesh to 1-year contract
Posted on Apr 15 2014, 4:00p
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU WR Odell Beckham shows he's one of the best all-around receivers in this class on Apr 15 2014, 2:15p
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU WR Odell Beckham shows he's one of the best all-around receivers in this class on Apr 15 2014, 2:14p
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU WR Odell Beckham shows he's one of the best all-around receivers in this class on Apr 15 2014, 11:09a - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on 2014 NFL Draft Prospects: LSU WR Odell Beckham shows he's one of the best all-around receivers in this class on Apr 15 2014, 11:07a - 1 reply
Blog Memberships
    • JoinedOct 27, 2008
    • FanPosts5
    • FanShots45
    • Comments14929
    • JoinedSep 27, 2009
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments168
    • JoinedNov 29, 2009
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments1300
    • JoinedNov 30, 2009
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments57
    • JoinedSep 18, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments5
    • JoinedOct 11, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments116
    • JoinedNov 23, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments10
    • JoinedDec 12, 2010
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments2
    • JoinedJan 9, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments19
    • JoinedJan 24, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments6
    • JoinedMar 22, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments1
    • JoinedApr 8, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments16
    • JoinedSep 15, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments83
    • JoinedSep 21, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments21
    • JoinedOct 9, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments4
    • JoinedOct 22, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments113
    • JoinedOct 28, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedDec 17, 2011
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments32
    • JoinedJan 2, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments71
    • JoinedJan 30, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedFeb 1, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments38
    • JoinedMar 21, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments5
    • JoinedMay 4, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments1
    • JoinedJul 18, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments6
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments1
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedAug 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedOct 5, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments12
    • JoinedOct 19, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments65
    • JoinedOct 25, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments5
    • JoinedDec 15, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments1
    • JoinedDec 31, 2012
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments2
    • JoinedMar 3, 2013
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments8
    • JoinedApr 26, 2013
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedApr 27, 2013
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedMay 5, 2013
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedJun 1, 2013
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments1
    • JoinedJul 31, 2013
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments1
    • JoinedSep 2, 2013
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments0
    • JoinedNov 13, 2013
    • FanPosts0
    • FanShots0
    • Comments24
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.