The Baltimore Ravens is a team that is a part of the NFL. They got started in 1996 and have been delighting fans in Baltimore ever since. They appeared in the playoffs exactly 7 times and won the Superbowl in 2000, making their fans back home crazier than ever. The coach of the Baltimore Ravens is John Harbaugh who was born on September 23, 1962. The team has gone through two different coaches in the past with John taking over in 2008. He was a coach and administrator for many teams like the Western Michigan University from 1984 to 1987 and the University of Pittsburgh in 1987. However, when it was time for him to start coaching the Baltimore Raven in 2008, he had no hesitation in taking the job. What’s so nice about John Harbaugh is that his brother, Jim Harbaugh is the coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Which makes them the first two brothers ever in history to be the coach of two teams in the NFL.
John grew up in the Michigan area and graduated through Pioneer high school in Ann Arbor. He was a defensive back when he played football for Miami University. John has coached many times throughout the years starting in 1987, but it wasn’t until 1998 when the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Ray Rhodes hired him to be one of four assistants at the time. However, he was a coach for many colleges before his first NFL job in 1998.
John was a special teams coach for plenty of years and was ecstatic when he was announced as Defensive Backs coach. Andy Reid allowed this to happen so that he would possibly obtain a head coach position later on in his career. Little did he know that the following year, he would be announced as head coach of the Baltimore Ravens. It was made official on January 19, 2008, and he went on to helping the Ravens very well throughout his rookie season. In fact, throughout this time, John was able to lead the Baltimore Ravens to 11-5 throughout the regular season. One of the highlights of his career throughout the time he coached the Baltimore Ravens is when he lead them to a win over the Cincinnati Bengals on September 7, 2008. It was John’s official debut as a head coach, along with the debut of Joe Flacci, the quarterback of the Ravens. Throughout that time, no coach and quarterback had ever won on the day of their debut.
As of today, he has now renewed his contract with the Baltimore Ravens, giving him three more years to coach them throughout the NFL. Ravens fans show their appreciation by buying Ravens tixs to support their team. It was finalized on February 14, 2011 and is excited to keep playing. What’s nice about John is that he had always set a goal that he would become a coach before he was 45. He did exactly that and was able to accomplish much more than that one goal. Other people would usually just give up after some difficulties, but John kept going, he kept on learning more and he made it his main goal to achieve such a thing. John Harbaugh is not only a great football coach, but his words of wisdom that he always gives to his players is always extraordinary.