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Jack Harbaugh (born 6/28/1939 in Crestline, Ohio, USA) is a former American Football high school football and college football coach and player.

Early Life

Harbaugh played for the Bowling Green Falcons from 1957 to 1960 and won the Mid-American Conference championship in 1959 with the team. As a coach, Harbaugh was the head coach for Eaton High School from 1964 to 1965. After going to Morehead State from 1966 to 1967, Harbaugh returned to Bowling Green from 1968 to 1970 as an assistant. He also became an assistant for the Iowa Hawkeyes (1971-1973), the defensive backs coach for the Michigan Wolverines (1973-1979), the DBs coach for the Stanford Cardinals (1981-1982), Western Michigan Broncos (1982-1986), an assistant for the Pittsburgh Panthers (1987-1988), a Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head coach (1989-2002), a San Diego Toreros head coach (2004-2009), and, after a three-year retirement, Jack Harbaugh returned to the Stanford Cardinals as a runningbacks coach in 2009." Jack (and his son, Jim) often use the following Harbaugh chant: Whoo's got it better than us?" Answer: Nooobody! This was also used by Jack's wife.

However, Jack Harbaugh most famous for his spot in the Harbaugh coaching tree. His sons, John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh are currently NFL head coaches, who face each other in the 2013 Super Bowl. Jack is married to Jackie.

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