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2017 Baltimore Ravens Yearbook

RAVENS COACHING STAFF JOHN HARBAUGH HEAD COACH COLLEGE: MIAMI (OH) BORN: 9/23/62, PERRYSBURG, OH EXPERIENCE (NFL/RAVENS): 20/10 REGULAR SEASON RECORD (2008-16): 85-59 “My coaching philosophy can be summed up easily,” said Harbaugh, the third head coach in Ravens history, following Ted Marchibroda (1996-98) and Brian Billick (1999-2007). “The three most important things are the team, the team and the team. Everything we do is to make the team better. Individuals can let their lights shine, and we encourage that. But, nothing should detract from making the team better.” Despite his early success, “Harbs” diffuses accolades: “It’s about us. It’s about the team. It’s about the players, the coaches, Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie Newsome and the scouts. It’s about Dick Cass and the support staff. It’s about all of us pulling together to win – to be the best.” Unlike other NFL head coaches, “Harbs” took the road less traveled. Most NFL eld bosses graduate from pro jobs that include the word “coordinator” after “offensive” or “defensive,” or they emerge from heading big-time college programs. Before COACHING BACKGROUND YEARS COLLEGE/PRO TEAM POSITION 1984-86 Western Michigan Graduate Assistant 1987 Pittsburgh Tight Ends 1988 Morehead State DBs/Special Teams/ Strength & Conditioning 1989-94 University of Cincinnati Special Teams, TEs, OLBs, RBs 1995-96 University of Cincinnati Assistant Head Coach 1997 Indiana University DBs/Special Teams Coordinator 1998-2006 Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams Coordinator 2007 Philadelphia Eagles Secondary 2008-17 Baltimore Ravens Head Coach Super Bowl-winning head coach JOHN HARBAUGH has led the Ravens to a playoff berth in six (2008-12 and 2014) of his nine seasons in Baltimore, and in 2012, captured the franchise’s second World Championship. Though he never wants it to be about him, it’s quite difficult to ignore Harbaugh’s measurable success. Here’s a look, entering the 2017 campaign: • Since his 2008 Baltimore arrival, the Ravens have postedthe NFL’s fourthmost total victories (95). • The Ravens are one of only seven teams with at least six playoff berths in the past nine seasons: Green Bay (8), New England (8), Baltimore (6), Cincinnati (6), Indianapolis (6), Pittsburgh (6) and Seattle (6). • The Ravens’ 10 playoff wins since 2008 rank as the NFL’s second most (New England, 11). Of those Ravens’ victories, an NFL-best seven have come on the road. • Harbaugh owns the second-most playoff victories (10, tied with George Seifert) by a head coach in his first nine seasons (since the 1970 merger). (Joe Gibbs is first with 11.) • The 2012 Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31, over the San Francisco 49ers in one of the most dramatic games in NFL history. Baltimore jumped to a 28-6 lead, but needed a critical goal-line stand late in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory. The Ravens overcame a furious second-half comeback and a 34-minute power outage at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans to clinch the franchise’s second World Championship. • Under Harbaugh’s guidance, the Ravens have appeared in three AFC Championship games (2008, 2011, 2012) and have won at least one playoff game during each of their six postseasons with him as head coach. • Harbaugh has led the Ravens to 85 regular season wins since 2008, tying (Atlanta) for the NFL’s sixth most. • Harbaugh, Tom Landry (Dallas) and Tom Coughlin (Jaguars/Giants) own the most road playoff wins (7) by a head coach in NFL history. • Harbaugh is the only head coach in NFL history (since 1970 merger) to win a playoff game in each of his first four and five seasons. He is also the only head coach in NFL history to win a playoff game in six of the first seven seasons of a coaching career. • John and his younger brother, Jim (2011, 2012 and 2013), the former 49ers’ head coach, are the only NFL head coaches to reach three conference championships in the first five seasons of a coaching career. • With Harbaugh, the Ravens have a 54-18 mark at M&T Bank Stadium over the past nine seasons, ranking as the NFL’s third-best home record during that span (2008-16). From his job interview with the Ravens, to his rst press conference, to his consistent action and talk about Baltimore, it is all about “the team” for Harbaugh. Signs can be seen around the Ravens’ complex: “THE TEAM, THE TEAM, THE TEAM.” 8 2017 BALTIMORE RAVENS YEARBOOK


2017 Baltimore Ravens Yearbook
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