“Winning as a team is better than anything. It’s great to share success!”Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh is the Head Football Coach at the University of Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan, was their quarterback, and led them to a Rose Bowl Berth. Harbaugh then played in the National Football League for 14 seasons, most notably with the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. He led the Colts to the AFC Championship game in 1995 and was honored with a Pro Bowl Selection. Before being named Head Coach at Michigan in 2015, Harbaugh was the Head Coach at Stanford University from 2007-2010 and the Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-2014. Harbaugh’s brother, John, is the Baltimore Ravens Head Coach, and their father, Jack, also was a football coach.
On his 7th try, Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines defeated Ohio State for the first time! Michigan added to its great season by beating Iowa in the Big 10 Title Game. The Wolverines play Georgia in a Semi-Final game on December 31st! Jim Harbaugh is very intense. However, he showed he could be open minded after last season. Not only did he take a paycut, but he also agreed to dismiss six assistant coaches. Harbaugh can be very demanding, very emotional, and very competitive although some say he has mellowed in the last few years. Harbaugh said a few years ago that, “because of my personality I wear out my welcome.” It appeared as if that also might happen at Michigan but it did not, and to Harbaugh’s credit he has his team playing for a chance to win the National Championship!