Jim Harbaugh Biography

Jim Harbaugh is serving as the 20th head coach for Michigan Wolverines. Harbaugh was picked by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft. He had a 14-year career as a quarterback in the NFL, playing for various teams: Chicago (1987-1993), Indianapolis Colts (1994-1997), Baltimore Ravens (1998), and San Diego Chargers (1999-2000).

His consistent starting role began in 1990 with Chicago. His standout year came in 1995 while playing for the Indianapolis Colts. He led them to the AFC Championship Game, earned a spot in the Pro Bowl, and was recognized as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

Jim Harbaugh Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wife, Net Worth

Jim Harbaugh was born on 23rd December 1963 and brought up in Toledo, Ohio. His father was named Jack Harbaugh. His mother named Jacqueline M. “Jackie who was half-Sicilian and half-polish. Since his childhood age, Harbaugh partnered with his father while assisting others in the coaching position. His father was a football coach and the family used to live in Ohio.

Thereafter, they moved from one place to another and Jim Harbaugh along with his family lived in Kentucky, Iowa, Michigan, and California. He went to Ann Arbor Michigan and Palo Alto, California to continue with his studies. When Jim was studying in his high school, his father used to work as an assistant coach at Michigan and Stanford, respectively.

After graduation, Harbaugh returned to Ann Arbor and enrolled himself at the University of Michigan. He then played quarterback for the Wolverines starting three seasons. Later in his fifth year as a senior in 1968, he led his team to reach the Heisman Trophy finalist while finishing for the third level.

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College Career

In February 1982, Harbaugh perpetrated to play football for the Michigan Wolverines Football team. Harbaugh completed 25 out of 39 passes while rushing for 272 yards. On 6th October 1984, he lost the game to Michigan State in the fifth game.

Harbaugh broke his left arm badly when he loosely dove the ball and collided with Spartan linebacker Thomas Tyree. That time, Harbaugh had to be carried from the field using a stretcher and due to this, he missed the left-out seasons.

Harbaugh completed 60 out of 111 passes while rushing for 718 yards, three touchdowns, and five interceptions while playing for the 1984 season. By April 1985, his arm healed somehow and he showed his presence in the seasons while completing 10 out of 16 passes and rushing for 146 yards in the annual spring game.

Coaching Career

While still playing for the NFL, Harbaugh was assigned to be an unpaid assistant coach at Western Kentucky University where his father Jack used to be the head coach. In 2002, he made his comeback in the NFL as a quarterback coach and later returned to college ranks in 2004 as the head coach at the University of San Diego.

After making a prominent presence in the consecutive Pioneer League Championships in 2005 and 2006, he moved to Stanford in 2007 where he approached for cardinal to two bowl berths in four seasons out of which one of his winning seasons was made with Orange Bowl in 2011.

On 30th December 2014, Harbaugh was introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Michigan. On 14th November, he hosted Wisconsin where Michigan accepted its largest halftime deficit at home.

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Then on 28th November 2020, Michigan hosted Penn State and for the first time, he lost the game to another team with 0-5 or even worse. This was the first time when Michigan didn’t win any game at home. On 8th January 2021, Harbaugh was signed by Michigan with a four-year contract extension from 2021 through 2025.

Other Works

Harbaugh has also been involved in charity work in Piura, Peru. He has also made his appearance in the TV reality show named “Saved by the Bell” in 1996 where he served himself to be the cousin of the character Screech. In 1994, he appeared as the cowboy in the Western/Science fiction named “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr”.

Jim Harbaugh Biography

Real Name James Joseph Harbaugh
Birth Date December 23, 1963
Age (as of 2023) 59 Years
Birth Place Toledo, Ohio, United States
Nationality American
Profession Football Coach
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 3” – in Centimeters – 191 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 98 kg  –  in Pounds –  215 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Athletic


Father Jack Harbaugh
Mother Jacqueline M Harbaugh
Sister Joani Harbaugh
Brother John Harbaugh


School Palo Alto Senior High School
College University of Michigan

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Sarah Feuerborn Harbaugh
Children Seven

Jim Harbaugh Wife

Jim Harbaugh is currently living his his second wife Sarah. They have been married since 2008, with four kids, Addison, Katherine, Jack, and John. They crossed paths back in 2006 in Las Vegas, where Sarah, then Sarah Feuerborn, was working in real estate. Harbaugh shared with HBO Sports that they met at a P.F. Chang’s Chinese food spot.

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He recounted,

“I saw her picking up takeout and approached her to introduce myself. She gave me her number, which I thought might be fake at first, but I called her persistently. It took about nine tries before she returned my call… I knew she was someone special.”

Before Sarah, Jim was married to Miah Harbaugh from 1996 to 2006. They share three grown kids: a daughter named Grace, and sons Jay and James Jr. Jay Harbaugh, his son from his previous marriage, now works as the special teams coordinator and safeties coach for the Michigan Wolverines.

Initially, he pleaded not guilty but later entered into the plea deal. He was sentenced to three years of probation with an overall fine of around $1,300. That time, his blood alcohol level was counted to be .09.

Jim Harbaugh Net Worth

Harbaugh is receiving $2 million per year for the regular seven seasons as his life insurance. He has made a contract with the university which pays him around $33.4 million as an annual salary. His life insurance policy is estimated to be between $35 million to $75 million.


  • Harbaugh and his older brother John Harbaugh became the first pair of brothers to lead as head coaches in NFL history.
  • Their team played in a Thanksgiving Classic in 2011 and then in Super Bowl XLVII at the end of the 2012 season.
  • Harbaugh played for almost 14 years as a quarterback in the National Football League.
  • Because of his performance, he was honored with NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

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