ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh announced today (Tuesday, Jan. 20) the hiring of Jay Harbaugh as U-M's tight ends coach and assistant special teams coach. Harbaugh spent the 2014 season working for the Baltimore Ravens as an offensive quality control coach.
"Jay gathered a wealth of experience the last three seasons coaching in the NFL and I am excited to have him join our coaching staff," said Jim Harbaugh. "His passion for teaching the game is at the highest level and he will be an asset to our team. He did a phenomenal job in Baltimore and will do an excellent job mentoring our tight ends."
"It is an amazing opportunity and privilege to coach football at one of the premier universities in the world," Jay Harbaugh said. "I'm ecstatic about being in Ann Arbor, and to be a part of building something special with the great people in our program."
Jay Harbaugh spent three seasons in all working in Baltimore for the Ravens. In 2014, his work focused on statistical analysis, self-scouting reports and breakdowns of opposing defenses. This past season, the Ravens posted a record of 11-7, including a wild card playoff game win on the road at Pittsburgh. The offense averaged 25.6 points per game (eighth in the NFL) and 364.9 yards per game (12th in the NFL).
His previous work included working with the video staff and the weight room staff. He was part of the coaching staff that won Super Bowl XLVII under his uncle John Harbaugh.
Harbaugh spent four seasons as an undergraduate assistant at Oregon State under head coach Mike Riley. He performed a number of duties for the Beavers during his time in Corvallis. The Beavers played in two bowls during Harbaugh's tenure (2008-2011), including a win in the 2008 Sun Bowl. He also interned for the San Francisco 49ers in the scouting department during the summer of 2011.
A native of San Diego, California, Harbaugh earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Oregon State University. Jay Harbaugh is the son of U-M head coach Jim Harbaugh.
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