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Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh

Keynote Speaker: Head Coach of Los Angeles Chargers; Former Head Football Coach of Michigan Wolverines & 2024 College Football Playoff National Champion

Jim Harbaugh Biography

Jim Harbaugh is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the 20th and current head football coach of the Michigan Wolverines. He played college football at Michigan from 1983 to 1986. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for 14 seasons from 1987 to 2000 with his longest tenure as a player with the Chicago Bears. He served as the head coach of the San Diego Toreros (2004–2006), the Stanford Cardinal (2007–2010), and the NFL's San Francisco 49ers (2011–2014). In 2015, Harbaugh returned to coach his alma mater, the University of Michigan, where he won the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2024.

Harbaugh was born in Toledo, Ohio. His father, Jack Harbaugh, was a football coach, and the family lived in Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa, Michigan, and California. He attended high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Palo Alto, California, when his father was an assistant coach at Michigan and Stanford, respectively. After graduation from high school in Palo Alto in 1982, Harbaugh returned to Ann Arbor and enrolled at the University of Michigan and played quarterback for the Wolverines, starting for three seasons. As a fifth-year senior in 1986, he led Michigan to the 1987 Rose Bowl and was a Heisman Trophy finalist, finishing third.

The Chicago Bears selected Harbaugh in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft. He played 14 years as a quarterback in the NFL, with Chicago from 1987 to 1993, the Indianapolis Colts from 1994 to 1997, the Baltimore Ravens in 1998, and the San Diego Chargers in 1999 to 2000. He first became a regular starting quarterback in 1990 with Chicago. In 1995 with Indianapolis, he led the Colts to the AFC Championship Game, was selected to the Pro Bowl and was honored as NFL Comeback Player of the Year.

From 1994 to 2001, while still playing in the NFL, Harbaugh was an unpaid assistant coach at Western Kentucky University, where his father Jack was head coach. In 2002, he returned to the NFL as the quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders. Harbaugh returned to the college ranks in 2004 as the head coach at the University of San Diego. After leading San Diego to consecutive Pioneer League championships in 2005 and 2006, he moved to Stanford in 2007, where he led the Cardinal to two bowl berths in four seasons, including a win in the 2011 Orange Bowl. Immediately afterward, Harbaugh signed a five-year deal as head coach of the NFL's San Francisco 49ers, where he led the team to the NFC Championship game in each of his first three seasons after the franchise missed the playoffs for eight consecutive seasons beforehand. He and his older brother, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, became the first pair of brothers to serve as head coaches in NFL history. Their teams played in a Thanksgiving Classic game in 2011 and in Super Bowl XLVII at the end of the 2012 season.

Harbaugh accepted a job as the head coach for the University of Michigan Wolverines in 2015. Harbaugh led the team to berths in the College Football Playoff in 2021–22 season and the 2022–23 season, eventually winning the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2024.

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Jim Harbaugh Speaking Topics

  • Building a Family vs. a Football Program
  • Team Culture
  • Definition of Success
  • Importance of Remembering the Joy of the Game

Jim Harbaugh Videos

Best Of Jim Harbaugh's Introductory Press Conference | LA Chargers
Coach Jim Harbaugh: Michigan National Championship Celebration
Exclusive Jim Harbaugh interview after Michigan's title win

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What topics does Jim Harbaugh speak about?

Jim Harbaugh is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Football, Sports Motivation, Success, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Sports, Motivational and Sports Coaching.

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Jim Harbaugh generally travels from Ann Arbor, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Jim Harbaugh is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Football, Sports Motivation and Success. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jim Harbaugh for live events is $100,000 - $200,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Jim Harbaugh generally travels from Ann Arbor, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Joe Theismann, Mike Ditka and Mike Eruzione. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jim Harbaugh for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 02/07/2024.

Jim Harbaugh Speaking Topics

    • Building a Family vs. a Football Program
    • Team Culture
    • Definition of Success
    • Importance of Remembering the Joy of the Game

Jim Harbaugh Videos

Best Of Jim Harbaugh's Introductory Press Conference | LA Chargers
Coach Jim Harbaugh: Michigan National Championship Celebration
Exclusive Jim Harbaugh interview after Michigan's title win
Michigan Football: Jim Harbaugh Delivers Passionate Speech

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