AlignMENt: Jack Harbaugh: Inspiring Dad - Donohue Consulting, Inc

AlignMENt: Jack Harbaugh: Inspiring Dad

Patrick Donohue January 27, 2013 2 comments

As the hype for the sibling Super Bowl between the Ravens and Forty-Niners continues this week,

Insert Image Here

Jack with his sons Jim and John.

 I read an interesting story about Jack Harbaugh.  Jack Harbaugh is the father of the two Super Bowl coaches Jim (Ravens) and John (49ers).  Jack Harbaugh was a football coach himself most notably at Western Kentucky, but he made several other stops along the way.

One of those stops for Jack was as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa.  Jack was in the habit of bringing his boys to football practice with him in order to spend time with them and bond with them.  Jack got word that the head coach did not like having the young Harbaugh boys attend practice. 

Jack’s response?  He turned to his young son Jim and said,  “If they don’t want you there, then this is not a place that I want to be.”  Young Jim said, “Dad you can’t quit your job.  We got the season coming up. “  Jim continues, “I just remember the feeling, “Wow, my Dad loves me so much, he was going to leave his job.  That’s my dad.  He’s my hero.”

As fathers, when we know who we are and what is truly important to us, it makes all the difference in the world.


Post a Comment

Comments

  • Perfect inspiring coaches and practice coach did the great allowing communication services for writing skills always,keep it up. More paper writing services tips I ever seen and season coming up for remembering the feeling chance.
    gummadi at
  • I am glad to read this article.
    aybabag
    Dave at

Post A Comment

« Back to Blog
donohue consulting


Follow on:


thumbtack, top pro, reviews, life coaching
acc, associate certified coach, donohue
iPEC, certified professional coach
nominated, coach of the year, patrick donohue
donohue consulting, iPEC
donohue consulting, core, performance dynamics specialist

Contact Coach Pat

Please provide the following information and Coach Pat will reach out to you shortly.

This field is required
This field is required
A valid email address is required
This field is required



Copyright © 2021 Donohue Consulting, Inc. All rights reserved.