John Harbaugh family tree: is Ravens HC related to Jim Harbaugh?

The Harbaugh coaching dynasty is standing at its peak in the football world, including both the NFL and college football. In the NFL, John Harbaugh showed incredible coaching skills and led the Baltimore Ravens to the AFC divisional playoffs.

On the other hand, in college football, Jim Harbaugh led Michigan to win the national championship. Unbeknownst to many, the two coaching geniuses share more than just the last name.

Is John Harbaugh related to Jim Harbaugh? 

John and Jim Harbaugh are brothers, with parents named Jackie and Jack. John is one year older as he was born in 1962 and Jim in 1963. They also have a younger sister named Joani.

John Harbaugh, who once turned into war daddy, is the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL and Jim Harbaugh is the head coach for the University of Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA football circuit.

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Jim Harbaugh coaches in college football. He is the head coach of Michigan and coached the team to win a national championship title. However, there are speculations that he will soon join the NFL. Reports are emerging about the potential move of the HC to the NFL along with Michigan QB JJ McCarthy.

On the other hand, John Harbaugh is the HC of the Ravens and is famous for his sarcastic comments. He coached the team for 11 seasons during which he led the team to nine winning seasons. Both brothers are highly regarded head coaches in the football world.

John Harbaugh vs Jim Harbaugh at Super Bowl XLVII 

In fact, at Super Bowl XLVII, the two brothers John and Jim Harbaugh were against each other. The game was held on February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, where the AFC champion Baltimore Ravens faced the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.

John Harbaugh coached the Baltimore Ravens while Jim Harbaugh coached the San Francisco 49ers. This historic matchup between the brothers earned the nickname “Har-bowl.”

Both John and Jim downplayed the personal aspect of the matchup, emphasizing that it’s about the teams and players.

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The Baltimore Ravens, coached by John Harbaugh, emerged victorious with a 34–31 win. Jim’s son and John’s nephew, Jay Harbaugh, was also on the coaching staff of the Ravens during this Super Bowl.

The Harbaugh brothers’ coaching duel added a unique and historic element to Super Bowl XLVII. Since then, they never came face to face. However, if Jim Harbaugh decides to join the NFL once more, fans can expect another Har-bowl in the future.

Maheen Zaib

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