James Harbaugh in an American football coach and former quarterback currently serves as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers in the National Football League (NFL).
Age- 60 years
Height- 1.91 m
Weight- 98 kg
Born- 23 December 1963
Birthplace-Toledo, Ohio, United States
Spouse-Sarah Feuerborn Harbaugh (m. 2008), Miah Harbaugh (m. 1996–2006)
Profession-American football coach
Past teams coached-Michigan Wolverines football (Head coach, since 2015), MORE
Jim Harbaugh’s parents are Jacqueline M. “Jackie” and Jack Harbaugh. Both Jim and his brother John were born in Toledo while their father served as an assistant football coach at the nearby Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg.
Jim Harbaugh was first married to Miah Harbaugh in 1996, but they separated in 2006. He then got married for the second time to Sarah Feuerborn Harbaugh in 2008.
Jim Harbaugh has seven children. With Miah Harbaugh, he has two sons named Jay and James, and a daughter named Grace. In his second marriage to Sarah Feuerborn Harbaugh, he has two daughters, Addison and Katherine, as well as two sons, Jack and John.
Jim Harbaugh played college football at Michigan from 1983 to 1986 and had a 14-season career in the National Football League (NFL) from 1987 to 2000. He spent the majority of his playing career (1987-1993) with the Chicago Bears.
Born in Toledo, Ohio, to Jack Harbaugh, a football coach, Jim lived in various states due to his father’s coaching assignments. He attended high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Palo Alto, California. After graduating in 1982, he returned to Ann Arbor, enrolled at the University of Michigan, and played quarterback for the Wolverines. In 1986, he led Michigan to the Rose Bowl and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy.
Selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft, Harbaugh played as a quarterback for the Bears (1987-1993), the Indianapolis Colts (1994-1997), the Baltimore Ravens (1998), and the San Diego Chargers (1999-2000).
He achieved recognition in 1995, leading the Colts to the AFC Championship Game and earning Pro Bowl honors and the NFL Comeback Player of the Year award.
Simultaneously playing in the NFL from 1994 to 2001, Harbaugh served as an unpaid assistant coach at Western Kentucky University, where his father coached. He returned to the NFL in 2002 as the quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders. In 2004, he transitioned back to college coaching as the head coach at the University of San Diego, then moved to Stanford in 2007. At Stanford, he led the team to bowl berths, including a victory in the 2011 Orange Bowl.
In 2011, Harbaugh became the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, leading them to three consecutive NFC Championship games and Super Bowl XLVII. Alongside his brother, John Harbaugh, they made history as the first pair of brothers to serve as head coaches in NFL history.
Jim Harbaugh accepted the position of head coach for the University of Michigan Wolverines in 2015. Under his leadership, the team reached the College Football Playoff in the 2021–22 and 2022–23 seasons, ultimately securing the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2024.
Jim Harbaugh possesses a net worth estimated at around $35 million, with an annual income of approximately $7.5 million.
Latest news about Jim Harbaugh
Jim Harbaugh Returns to the NFL as Head Coach of the Los Angeles Chargers
Jim Harbaugh has been appointed as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, marking his return to the NFL after leaving his position at Michigan. This move comes after Harbaugh concluded his ninth season as the head coach of Michigan’s football program, leading the team to its first national championship since 1997.
Harbaugh signed a five-year deal with the Chargers, according to a source close to the negotiations who spoke with The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, as the terms were not officially announced by the Chargers.
The decision for Harbaugh to return to the NFL was made after a second interview, as he seeks to pursue a Super Bowl victory, an achievement that eluded him during his playing and coaching career. Notably, Harbaugh played for the Chargers in 1999-2000 before retiring after the 2001 season. His return as head coach makes him the first former Chargers player to assume the role.
“My love for Michigan, playing there and coming back to coach there leaves a lasting impact. I’ll always be a loyal Wolverine,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “I’m remarkably fortunate to have been afforded the privilege of coaching at places where life’s journey has created strong personal connections for me. When I played for the Chargers, the Spanos family could not have been more gracious or more welcoming.
“Being back here feels like home, and it’s great to see that those things haven’t changed.”