Ravens Hire John Harbaugh as Head Coach

Eagles secondary coach John Harbaugh was named head coach of the Baltimore Ravens Friday. Harbaugh becomes the third coach in Ravens history.

Harbaugh had been with the Eagles since 1998, when he became Philadelphia’s special teams coordinator. Prior to joining the Eagles, the 45-year-old Harbaugh held various positions at the collegiate level, with stops at Indiana, Cincinnati, Morehead State, Pittsburgh, Western Michigan and Miami (Ohio).

“I couldn’t be happier for John and his entire family,” said Eagles head coach Andy Reid. “He has worked very hard to become a head coach in the National Football League. I know how much this means to him. He is very deserving of this opportunity and we will miss him in Philadelphia. John is a good friend, a great coach, and he has played a vital role in the success we have shared here. I wish him all the best in Baltimore.”

During his time as special teams coordinator, Harbaugh’s units were consistently among the best in the NFL. Harbaugh was chosen as the league’s special teams coach of the year in 2001 by a vote of his peers, and three of his assistants — Rory Segrest (Philadelphia), Dave Toub (Chicago) and Ted Daisher (Oakland and Cleveland) — have gone on to earn special teams coordinator jobs in the NFL.

Before the 2007 seaon, Harbaugh made the move from special teams to the secondary with an eye toward becoming a head coach. He joins Minnesota’s Brad Childress as the second former Andy Reid assistant to take a head coaching position in the league.

For more coverage of Harbaugh’s hiring, visit The Ebony Bird.

I am really glad that Harbaugh got the job. The Eagles will really miss him on Special Teams. I wish him the best of luck in Baltimore.

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