Baltimore Ravens HC John Harbaugh in 2009
|Date of birth||September 23 1962|
|Place of birth||Toledo, Ohio, U.S.|
|Baltimore Ravens — No. N/A|
|High school||Ann Arbor (MI) Pioneer|
|Notable career highlights||* Super Bowl champion (XLVII)|
|Regular season||95-66 (.590)|
|Career player statistics (if any)|
|Team(s) as a player (if any)|
|Team(s) as a coach/administrator (if any)|
Previously, Harbaugh coached the defensive backs for the Philadelphia Eagles and served as the Eagles special teams coach for nine years. Harbaugh and his younger brother, former San Francisco 49ers and now University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, are the first pair of brothers in NFL history to serve as head coaches. Jack Harbaugh, Jim and John's father, served 45 years as a college defensive coach, an assistant coach, and a running backs coach. John and the Ravens beat his brother, Jim, and the 49ers at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on February 3, 2013 by a score of 34-31.
He has led the Ravens to 95 wins (including playoffs) since his tenure began in 2008, fourth most in the NFL over that span, and has surpassed Brian Billick for the most wins by a head coach in Baltimore Ravens franchise history. His 10 playoff wins are the second most by any head coach in the NFL since 2008. Outside winning Super Bowl XLVII, Harbaugh has guided the Ravens to two AFC North division championships and three AFC Championship appearances.
Harbaugh was born in Toledo, Ohio, to Jacqueline M. "Jackie" (née Cipiti) and Jack Avon Harbaugh. His mother is of half-Sicilian and half-Polish descent, and his father has Irish and German ancestry.
Harbaugh graduated from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, during which time father Jack was an assistant under Bo Schembechler at the nearby University of Michigan. Harbaugh attended college at Miami University, where he graduated in 1984.
Philadelphia Eagles assistantEdit
He was first hired in the NFL in 1998 by the Philadelphia Eagles' then head coach Ray Rhodes, and was one of four assistant coaches retained by new head coach Andy Reid in 1999. As such, he is in the Sid Gillman coaching tree. In 2004, he was mentioned as a possible candidate to replace Gary Darnell as the head football coach at Western Michigan, where he had earned a master's degree and was an assistant football coach from 1984–1987.
In 2007, after serving as Eagles' special-teams coach for nine years, he became their defensive-backs coach. This fulfilled his request to head coach Reid and improved his chances of landing a head coaching job, since executives at that time viewed special teams coaches as unqualified to move up to head coach.
Baltimore Ravens head coachEdit
On January 19, 2008, Harbaugh was appointed the third-ever head coach of the Baltimore Ravens after Jason Garrett, the team's first choice, decided to stay with the Dallas Cowboys after receiving a raise and a promotion to assistant head coach. He was not considered one of the favorites for the position because he had no head coaching experience at any level and had never been an offensive or defensive coordinator in the NFL. He impressed team owner Steve Bisciotti and Vice President of Player Personnel/General Manager Ozzie Newsome. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick also recommended Harbaugh to Bisciotti by phone during the interview process.
On January 23, 2008, Harbaugh hired longtime NFL offensive coach (and former head coach) Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator. (Cameron had previously hired Harbaugh as an assistant at Indiana.) Cameron was also quarterbacks coach for John's brother, Jim, during their time at Michigan. On September 7, 2008, in his debut as a head coach, John and his Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals.
In his first season as a head coach, Harbaugh guided the Ravens to an 11–5 regular season record, good enough to qualify them for the playoffs as a wild card team. In the playoffs, he led the team to upset victories over the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans before losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Won||Lost||Ties||Win %||Finish||Won||Lost||Win %||Result|
|BAL||2008||11||5||0||.688||2nd in AFC North||2||1||.667||Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Championship Game|
|BAL||2009||9||7||0||.563||2nd in AFC North||1||1||1.000||Lost to Indianapolis Colts in AFC Divisional Game|
|BAL||2010||12||4||0||.750||2nd in AFC North||1||1||1.000||Lost to Pittsburgh Steelers in AFC Divisional Game|
|BAL||2011||12||4||0||.750||1st in AFC North||1||1||1.000||Lost to New England Patriots in AFC Championship Game|
|BAL||2012||10||6||0||.625||1st in AFC North||4||0||1.000||Won Super Bowl XLVII|
|BAL||2013||8||8||0||.500||3rd in AFC North||—||—||—||—|
|BAL||2014||10||6||0||.625||3rd in AFC North||1||1||1.000||Lost to New England Patriots in AFC Divisional Game|
|BAL||2015||5||11||0||.313||3rd in AFC North||—||—||—||—|
|BAL||2016||8||8||0||.500||2nd in AFC North||—||—||—||—|
|BAL||2017||9||7||0||.563||2nd in AFC North||—||—||—||—|
|BAL||2018||1||0||0||1.000||1st in AFC North||—||—||—||—|
NFL head coaches under whom Harbaugh has served:
|Ray Rhodes||Philadelphia Eagles||1998|
|Andy Reid||Philadelphia Eagles||1999–2007|
Assistant coaches under Harbaugh who have become NFL head coaches:
|Rex Ryan||New York Jets, Buffalo Bills||2009–2016|
|Hue Jackson||Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns||2011, 2016–present|
|Chuck Pagano||Indianapolis Colts||2012–2017|
|Jim Caldwell||Detroit Lions||2014–2017|
|Gary Kubiak||Denver Broncos||2015–2016|
|Mike Pettine||Cleveland Browns||2014–2015|
Harbaugh's younger brother, Jim, a former NFL quarterback and head coach, is the current head football coach of the Michigan Wolverines. Their father, Jack, is a former head football coach at Western Michigan University and Western Kentucky University. John's sister, Joani, is married to Tom Crean, head men's basketball coach at University of Georgia. John was roommates with the late Brian Pillman of WCW & WWE fame while in college at Miami of Ohio.
- ↑ Coaches. baltimoreravens.com. Retrieved on 8 January 2011.
- ↑ "Harbaugh's therapy for ailing Eagles coach Johnson: Talk ball", 21 May 2009. Retrieved on 8 January 2011.
- ↑ Ken Murray. "Jim Harbaugh joins Ravens' John Harbaugh to form first pair of NFL head coaching brothers", Baltimore Sun, January 7, 2011.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Ancestry of John and Jim Harbaugh. Freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com. Retrieved on 2013-01-27.
- ↑ |url=http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/8992398/john-harbaugh-baltimore-ravens-inducted-miami-ohio-cradle-coaches%7Cwebsite=ESPN.comdate=February 26, 2013
- ↑ "Ravens hire Harbaugh as new head coach," The Associated Press, Saturday, January 19, 2008. Retrieved May 14, 2018
- ↑ Stanmyre, Matthew. "Harbaugh Wowed Ravens Despite His Inexperience," The Washington Post, Sunday, January 20, 2008. Retrieved May 14, 2018
- ↑ "Harbaughs Set to Meet Biggest Fan: Each Other", The New York Times, January 21, 2013. Retrieved on December 12, 2014.
- ↑ "Catholics in the Super Bowl", Faithworks, January 31, 2013. Retrieved on January 12, 2014. Archived from the original on December 25, 2013.
- ↑ Trent Beattie. "Super Bowl-Winning Coach Makes the Most of Each Moment", May 7, 2014. Retrieved on June 23, 2014.
- ↑ "Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh finds winning combination," ''The Catholic Review'' (Archdiocese of Baltimore), November 14, 2008 (November 20, 2012). Retrieved on January 27, 2013.
- ↑ John Harbaugh riled up brother-in-law Tom Crean by wearing a Michigan State hat (30 March 2014).