With NFL teams working hard to be ready and build a championship-caliber roster, it all starts with the head guy at the top. The NFL has 32 teams, and with that comes the exclusive fraternity of being one of the 32 vitally important NFL head coaches. While each of the 32 head coaches has their own unique story, let’s take a look at the Baltimore Ravens and their current man at the helm.
Who Is the Head Coach of the Baltimore Ravens?
John Harbaugh is the Ravens’ head coach. After playing defensive back at Miami (Ohio), he started his coaching career in 1984 at Western Michigan as a graduate assistant for his father, Jack.
Harbaugh spent 14 seasons coaching in college, including eight years at Cincinnati as special teams coordinator. He moved to the NFL as a special teams coordinator with the Eagles. Harbaugh held that position for nine seasons before spending a year as the team’s secondary coach. The Ravens named him head coach in 2008.
How Long Has John Harbaugh Been Baltimore’s Head Coach?
Harbaugh is entering his 16th season with the Ravens, his only career head coaching job. He’s the third-longest-tenured head coach in the NFL, behind the Patriots’ Bill Belichick and the Steelers’ Mike Tomlin.
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Harbaugh coached nine seasons under head coach Andy Reid in Philadelphia.
Who Was the Head Coach Before Harbaugh?
Brian Billick was the Ravens’ head coach before Harbaugh. He held the job for nine seasons, leading the team to an 80-64 record.
Billick led the Ravens to their first championship, defeating the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. Baltimore made the playoffs four times under Billick.
What Is Harbaugh’s Record With the Ravens?
Harbaugh is 147-95 in 15 seasons as the Ravens’ head coach. He has an 11-9 record in 10 postseason appearances. Eight of the 11 wins were on the road, the most playoff road victories in NFL history.
Harbaugh was named NFL Coach of the Year in 2019 after leading Baltimore to a 14-2 record. His teams have won four AFC North division titles.
Has Harbaugh Ever Won a Super Bowl?
Yes. Harbaugh led the Ravens to a win over the 49ers and his brother, Jim, in Super Bowl XLVII. “The Harbaugh Bowl” is the only time brothers have faced each other as head coaches in the Super Bowl. After leading by 22 in the third quarter, the Ravens held on for a 34-31 win.
Harbaugh led the Ravens to two other AFC Championship Games but has made zero appearances since 2012.