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2017 Baltimore Ravens Yearbook

RAVENS COACHING STAFF honor and support military members. (Harbaugh was also a nalist for the award in 2011.) In 2012, Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno presented him with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award. Harbaugh took part in the annual NFL-USO coaches’ tour of the Middle East in 2009, has visited numerous military bases in the U.S. and abroad (including a 2014 February trip to the Middle East), has purchased school supplies for children whose parents are serving in the military and has regularly sent care packages to troops overseas. In 2008, Harbaugh also helped institute Military Appreciation Day, an annual event that takes place during Ravens training camp. Since its establishment, over 9,000 service members have enjoyed preferred seating and opportunities to meet Ravens players and coaches. Once the season begins, Harbaugh then invites wounded warriors to be his guests at every Ravens home game. In 2017, he donated $1,500 worth of New Era hats to soldiers in Afghanistan. The hats represented all four of the major professional sports leagues and several from the NCAA as well. A history buff, Harbaugh has taken the Ravens to Gettysburg, PA, during offseason team activities to learn about the Civil War. John attended Ann Arbor (MI) Pioneer HS, where he and brother, Jim, were inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2016. John and Ingrid have a daughter, Alison. becoming the Ravens’ head coach in 2008, John was the Eagles’ secondary coach (2007), and prior to that, Philadelphia’s special teams coordinator (1998-2006) and a 14-year collegiate coach. (Harbaugh grew up learning about the game from his father, Jack, a longtime college coach.) In 1998, then-Eagles head coach Ray Rhodes hired Harbaugh, who quickly established a reputation as one of the NFL’s top special teams coaches. Subsequently, he was one of four assistants retained by Andy Reid in 1999. Prior to hiring Harbaugh, the Ravens talked with over 40 people about the energetic coach. “Did we take a chance by hiring John? My belief is that you have to be willing to do things the masses don’t, or you’ll never separate yourself from the masses,” stated team owner Steve Bisciotti. “We obviously picked the right person.” Simply put, Harbaugh strives to be the best. “We don’t want to just win a championship. We want to be a championship team,” he stated. “We want to become something. We seek the highest levels.” COACHING HONORS: In April 2014, Harbaugh was inducted into Miami (OH) University’s “Cradle of Coaches Association” and was immortalized with an oncampus statue. Harbaugh’s statue joins existing Cradle of Coaches statues for Earl “Red” Blaik, Paul Brown, Carm Cozza, Paul Dietzel, Weeb Ewbank, Ara Parseghian, John Pont and Bo Schembechler. The Cradle of Coaches honors Miami graduates who have earned recognition as national collegiate or professional Coaches of the Year, who have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame or the Pro Football Hall of Fame, or whose teams won national collegiate or professional/Super Bowl championships. PERSONAL: Devoted to his family and his Christian faith, John is most active in helping the Baltimore area be better for families. He earned the 2011 “Power of Excellence Award” from the (Ben) Carson Scholars for “demonstrating excellence in life and being a role model.” He’s a board member for the Port Discovery Children’s Museum and a contributor to numerous Baltimore-area charities. Also a willing volunteer, his wife, Ingrid, contributes to both the Helping Up Mission and Sarah’s House. Harbaugh is an advocate of the U.S. Military. The NFL awarded him its 2013 Salute to Service Award, acknowledging exceptional efforts by those in the league who RAVENS UNDER HARBAUGH NFL WINS / INCLUDING PLAYOFFS • (2008-16) RK. TEAM TOTAL WINS 1. New England Patriots ....................................................................121 2. Green Bay Packers ........................................................................102 3. Pittsburgh Steelers........................................................................101 4. Baltimore Ravens ...........................................................................95 5. Denver Broncos ...............................................................................93 2017 BALTIMORE RAVENS YEARBOOK 9


2017 Baltimore Ravens Yearbook
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