Add one more Harbaugh to the NFL coaching family.
Another branch is set to fall from the Harbaugh tree in sports, with Jay Harbaugh expected to take on the role of special teams coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks, as reported by Matt Zenitz of 247Sports.
Having spent nine years on staff with the Wolverines under his father, Jim Harbaugh, this move was somewhat expected, especially following the recent hiring of J.B. Brown as Michigan’s new special teams coordinator.
Jay Harbaugh initially joined his father’s staff in 2015, serving as the tight ends coach and assistant special teams coordinator. His coaching roles evolved over the years, including stints as the team’s running backs coach, coaching the tight ends, and handling the safeties. Since 2017, he has also been the primary special teams coordinator.
In a unique opportunity, Jay Harbaugh served as an interim head coach for Michigan in 2023 during half of its game against UNLV, stepping in while his father was suspended.
Before his tenure at Michigan, Harbaugh was part of John Harbaugh’s staff with the Baltimore Ravens from 2012 to 2014 and had coaching experience with Oregon State from 2008 to 2011.