John Harbaugh Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Wife, Kids and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about John Harbaugh. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does John Harbaugh do for a living?
  2. Who are John Harbaugh’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are John Harbaugh’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is John Harbaugh married or does he have a girlfriend?
  5. Does John Harbaugh have any children?
  6. Where is John Harbaugh now?
  7. How tall is John Harbaugh?
  8. How much money does John Harbaugh earn?
  9. What is John Harbaugh’s net worth?

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 Who is John Harbaugh?

John Willian Harbaugh is a famous American professional football coach. He is currently the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). John previously coached the defensive backs for the Philadelphia Eagles and served nine years as their special teams’ coach. John alongside his younger brother, Jim Harbaugh, who is a former San Francisco 49ers and present University of Michigan head coach, is the first pair of brothers in NFL history to work as head coaches.

Their father, Jack Harbaugh, worked as a college defensive coach, an assistant coach, and a running backs coach for 45 years. John and his Ravens team defeated his brother, Jim, and the 49ers at Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013, in New Orleans by 34-31. Harbaugh has guided the Ravens to 145 wins (consisting of playoffs) since his time began in 2008. This is the fourth-most victory in the NFL across that time and has passed Brian Billick for the most wins by a head coach in Baltimore Ravens franchise history. He has led the team to ten winning seasons and only one losing season, in all his thirteen-year duration as their head coach.

John’s 19 playoff game appearances are the second-most by any head coach in the NFL since 2008. With Harbaugh, the Ravens are among the four teams (NE, GB & Sea.) to gain a playoff berth in nine of the past 13 seasons. They are also among the four teams (KC, Sea. & NO) to make the playoffs in all of the past three seasons (2018-20). In NFL history, Harbaugh is the only head coach, (since the 1970 merger) to win a playoff game in each of his first four and five seasons.

Additionally, he is the only head coach to win a playoff game six of his first seven seasons of a coaching career. Apart from winning Super Bowl XLVII, John has led the Ravens to four AFC North division championships, three AFC Championship appearances, and a franchise-record 14-2 in 2019.

A photo of John Harbaugh

A photo of John Harbaugh

How old is John Harbaugh?

John William Harbaugh was born on September 23, 1962, in Toledo, Ohio, U.S., and is aged 59 as of 2021. He shares his birthday with famous people including Kalani Hilliker, Chris Sails, Jordyn Woods, Carmie Sellitto,  Anthony Mackie, Chris Wilder, Victoria Woodhull, Jason Alexander, Bruce Springsteen, among others.

John Harbaugh Family

Who are John Harbaugh’s parents?

John William Harbaugh was born in Toledo, Ohio to Jack Harbaugh and Jackie Cipiti. His father was a football coach who served as an assistant under Bo Schembechler at the University of Michigan. He served as a college defensive coach, a running backs coach, and an assistant coach for 45 years. John has also served with him when he was in Michigan. He is of American nationality with Sicilian, half-Polish, Irish and German ancestry.

Does John Harbaugh have siblings?

John William was born as the eldest son of Jack and Jackie in a family of two sons and one daughter. He has two younger siblings, brother Jim Harbaugh, and sister Joani Harbaugh. Jim is the current head coach of the University of Michigan. Joani is married to Tom Cream, who is the head men’s baseball coach at the University of Georgia.

John Harbaugh Education

Harbaugh attended Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he graduated. He then joined the college at Miami University, where he played varsity football as a defensive back. He was a roommate of the late Brian Pillman and graduated in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.

John Harbaugh Interest

Harbaugh grew interested in sports especially football as his father was an assistant football coach. John played varsity football at Miami University as a defensive back. He is additionally a Roman Catholic.

John Harbaugh Wife

Harbaugh is currently married in status. He is married to his longtime wife and spouse, Ingrid Harbaugh. The couple married in 1991 and is happily married with one child, a daughter.

John Harbaugh Kids

Harbaugh and his sweetheart, Ingrid are happily married with one child together. The couple has one daughter, namely Alison Harbaugh.

John Harbaugh Height

Harbaugh has a height of 6 ft 2 in (1.91 m) and an unknown weight, adding up to his well-built and muscular athletic body.

John Harbaugh Net Worth

American professional football head coach and former college player, Harbaugh is the head coach for the Baltimore Ravens since 2008. He has coached numerous college and NFL teams before landing at the Ravens. He earns an annual salary of $9 million and has garnered up an estimated net worth of $16 million throughout his coaching career as of 2021.

John Harbaugh Coaching career

College career

John served as an assistant at Western Michigan from 1984 to 1987, at Pitt in 1987. As well as Morehead State in 1988, Cincinnati from 1989 to 1996 and Indiana in 1997.

Philadelphia Eagles assistant

Harbaugh was originally hired in the NFL in 1998 by the Philadelphia Eagles then head coach Ray Rhodes. He was among the four assistant coaches kept by new head coach Andy Reid in 1999. For this, Harbaugh is in the Sid Gillman coaching tree. He was mentioned as a possible candidate to take the place of Gary Darnell as the head football coach at Western Michigan in 2004. Harbaugh graduated from Michigan with a master’s degree and was an assistant football coach from 1984 to 1987.

After working as Eagles’ special-teams coach for nine years, he became their defensive-backs coach in 2007. This role fulfilled his request to head coach Andy and improved his chances of getting a head coaching job. This was because executives at the time saw special teams coaches as unqualified to become head coaches.

Baltimore Ravens head coach

Harbaugh was picked as the third-ever head coach of the Baltimore Ravens on January 19, 2008. This was after Jason Garrett, the team’s first choice, opted to remain with the Dallas Cowboys, following a raise and a promotion to assistant head coach. John was not considered one of the favorites for the role as he had no head coaching experience at any level. He also had never been an offensive or defensive coordinator in the NFL.

The Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and Vice President of Player Personnel/General Manager Ozzie Newsome were impressed by Harbaugh. John was also recommended to Bisciotti by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick by phone during the interview process. Harbaugh hired longtime NFL offensive coach (and former head coach) Cam Cameron as offensive coordinator on January 23, 2008. Cam had also previously hired John as an assistant at Indiana. He was also quarterbacks coach for John’s brother, Jim, during their time at Michigan.


Harbaugh and his Ravens defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in his debut as a head coach on September 7, 2008. He led the team to an 11-5 regular-season record in his first season as a head coach. This was a record good enough to qualify the team for the playoffs as a wild card team. He also led them to upset wins against the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans in the playoffs. This was prior to losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.

2009 to 2010

John named Greg Mattison as the defensive coordinator for the Ravens on January 26, 2009. Greg took the position of Rex Ryan who departed for his first head coaching job with the New York Jets. Greg had previously served as linebacker coach and defensive coordinator for John’s father, at Western Michigan University. He served from 1981 to 1986, when John was a graduate assistant and assistant coach for his father.

Harbaugh again guided the Ravens to the playoffs with a 9-7 record in the regular season as their head coach in the second season. Their record improved his playoff record to 3-1 with an upset win against the New England Patriots in the AFC wild-card round on January 10, 2010. They later lost in the AFC divisional game to the Indianapolis Colts. Again he took the Ravens to the playoffs in 2010, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild card round on January 9, 2011. They then lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the divisional round on January 15 by 31-24 after beginning the second half with a 14-point lead.

2011 to 2012

On February 14, 2011, John signed a three-year extension keeping him under contract to 2014. The Ravens completed 2011 12-4, winning the AFC North division and beating the Steelers home and away. They later lost the AFC Championship Game to the Patriots after Lee Evans had a potential late game-winning pass knocked out of his hands by Patriots defensive back Sterling Moore. Then kicker Billy Cundiff flubbed a potential game-tying field goal. Both Evans and Cundiff did not make the 53-man 2012 roster.

In Week 12 (2011), John faced his younger brother Jim on Thanksgiving Day when John’s Ravens defeated Jim’s San Francisco 49ers 16-6.


On January 20, 2013, the 2012 Ravens again met the Patriots in the AFC Championship game and avenged with a 28-13 win. The Ravens came from behind with a 13-7 second half and this was the first time Tom Brady and Bill Belichick lost a home game after leading in halftime. This gave John the chance to face brother Jim and the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on February 3, 2013. Many have nicknamed Super Bowl XLVII the ”Harbowl”, and the Ravens were winners, beating the 49ers 34-31. After the win, Harbaugh rewarded his entire staff with replica Lombardi trophies to commemorate the win.

John was awarded the third-highest honor in 2012 within the Department of the Army Civilian Awards. He also received the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, for substantial contributions to the U.S. Army community while working as the Baltimore Ravens Coach. Harbaugh also was chosen to be inducted into Miami University’s ”Cradle of Coaches” in 2013. One hour before the Ravens played in the NFL regular season’s opening game on September 5, 2013, it was revealed that John had signed a four-year deal extension. He is the only head coach in NFL history to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons as per NFL Network.

2014 to 2017

In all of John’s first four seasons and again in 2014, every AFC Champion beat the Ravens in the playoffs. However, only the 2008 Steelers and 2014 Patriots were able to actually win the Super Bowl. His Ravens defeated the Steelers in Heinz Field in a strong 30-17 win in the 2014 AFC Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. This was the team’s first playoff win against the Steelers in the franchise history.

Despite this the following week, the Ravens lost 31-35 to the Patriots in the AFC Divisional round after they were not able to hold two separate 14-point leads. Following the game, John complained about the Patriots’ uncommon but legal tactics of declaring receivers eligible and ineligible stating ”It was clearly deception.”

John had his first-ever losing season with the team in 2015. The Ravens lost many close games and key players such as Joe Flacco, Steve Smith Sr., Terrell Suggs, Justin Forsett, and Eugene Monroe, all suffered season-ending injuries. They completed third in the AFC North with a record of 5-11. He signed a one-year deal extension, on August 28, 2017, keeping him under contract for the 2019 season.

2019 to present

Harbough signed a four-year deal extension on January 24, 2019, keeping him under contract to the 2022 season. Within the season, he guided the team to a 14-2 record in the regular season and secured the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs. They later lost to the Tennessee Titans by 28-12 in the divisional playoff game. On February 1, 2020, John was honored with the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year Award for his efforts in the 2019 season.

Harbaugh guided the Ravens to a second place in the AFC North in 2020 with a record of 11-5. Also to a wild card berth as the No. 5 seed and their first playoff victory since the 2014 season in a Wild Card victory against the Titans. The victory assisted them to avenge their embarrassing playoff loss the year before and brought reigning MVP, Lamar Jackson, to his first postseason win. The win also broke the NFL record for most road playoff games won. The Ravens went on to lose to the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round.