A Life in Football - 55 Years

09/27/2017 - 12:00
09/27/2017 - 1:00pm

Here in Ann Arbor we know the name “Harbaugh”.  Jack Harbaugh is a former football player and coach, and incidentally, the father of the first pair of brothers to serve as NFL head coaches and the first pair of head coaching brothers to face off in a Super Bowl.  Jack played football for the Bowling Green State University Falcons from 1957 to 1960, where he was a three-time letterman.  In 1961, he played professionally for the New York Titans, today the New York Jets.  Jack’s coaching career began as assistant coach at Perrysburg, Ohio High School.  He moved to Eaton, Ohio High School head coach; then Xenia High School head coach.  Since then he has coached at Western Michigan University, Western Kentucky University, was associate athletic director at Marquette University.  And then there was Morehead State University, Bowling Green State University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Stanford, University of Pittsburgh and the University of San Diego.  And even after Jack retired in 2006, he served as Stanford’s running backs coach in the 2009 Sun Bowl (under his son, Jim).  We are going to enjoy hearing about the life of a football great, Jack Harbaugh.

Jack Harbaugh
Former Football Player and Coach