John Harbaugh was born on September 23, 1962, in Toledo, Ohio. He is the Head Coach for the Baltimore Ravens and has been coaching in the NFL since 1998. He is the older brother of San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh.
10 interesting facts about Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh
John Harbaugh played Cornerback at Miami University in Ohio. His roommate was Brian Pillman, a free agent player signed by the Cincinnati Bengals. His true claim to fame was as a WWE wrestler known as Flyin’ Brian and The Yellow Dog.
John Harbaugh coached at Western Michigan University, University of Pittsburgh, and Morehead State University as a Running back coach, linebacker coach, tight end coach, special teams coach and secondary coach.
John Harbaugh longest tenure in a college coaching position was at the University of Cincinnati as it’s Special Teams coordinator where he stayed from 1989-1996.
John Harbaugh spent his final year in the college coaching ranks at Indiana University as it’s Special Teams coordinator in 1997.
John Harbaugh first job in the NFL was with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1998. Hired by Head Coach Ray Rhodes to be their Special Teams coordinator, he was one of four coaches kept by Andy Reid when he took over the head coaching position in 1999.
John Harbaugh in his 9th year as a Special Teams coach was promoted by Andy Reid to be the defensive back coach which would give John the credibility to be considered for other bonafide coaching jobs in the NFL.
John Harbaugh became the Head Coach of the Baltimore Ravens in 2008 after Jason Garrett who was the Dallas Cowboy’s offensive coordinator declined the job. John harbaugh was hired after New England Head Coach Bill Belichick gave his recommendation to an already impressed GM Ozzie Newsome and team owner, Steve Bisciotti.
John Harbaugh is one of the few Head Coaches in NFL history who never was a Head coach or an offensive or defensive coordinator prior to landing the Baltimore Ravens Head Coach position.
John Harbaugh career head coaching record is an impressive 62-34. He has won 9 playoff games which is more than any head coach since 2008. He has the second most wins in the NFL since he started with the Ravens in 2008.
John Harbaugh faced his brother, Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl XLVII. The game was nicknamed, “The Harbowl” and it is the first time two brothers coached opposite each other in the Super Bowl.
Sources:Biography, Baltimore Ravens Team Site, All Pro Dad, Catholic Review, Celebs101, IMDB
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