Would love to get the data on this from someone who knows, but Jim played QB his sohmore year before his dad go the gig at Palo Alto. John played baseball for PiHi - what other high school can brag like AA Pi Hi this week?
OT-ish: Ann Arbor Pioneer First HS to Produce Two Super Bowl Coaches?
Depends what you mean by "produce." Jim Harbaugh graduated from high school in Palo Alto, California after Jack Harbaugh left UM and coached at Stanford. Jim did attend Pioneer as a "freshman" -- i.e. 10th grade. (Pioneer was a 3-year school back then.) Jim might have still been at Pioneer his junior year -- I'm not sure -- but he didn't graduate from Pioneer.
Was Dad the HC at Western for a time as well? I was thinking Jim did some HS time at Kalamazoo Central?
You'd be incorrect, Jim was already at Michigan.
Mr and Mrs Jack Harbaugh: first to produce 2 Superbowl coaches.
I produced two tremendous pewps today
At Pioneer High School?
It'd only be impressive if the two head coaches were unrelated.
He took the Stanford job because they were the first school to offer him a head coaching gig.
From there the 49ers just wooed him best in January 2011, when pretty much every NFL team was begging for his services.
I think the 49ers were the only team with a vacancy that was worth coaching at the time, with the only possible exception being Denver. The other openings were Dallas, Minnesota, Carolina, Cleveland, Oakland, and Tennessee.
San Fran and San Diego aren't really that close though.
He was QB coach for the Raiders before that
he's spent his entire coaching career, not counting his time as a recruiter for Western Kentucky while he was still playing, in Califorina.
Pioneer has produced a ton of NHL players, but they are all development teamers who wrnt while on the us <18 team.
Both Iggy Pop and Bob Seger were at Pioneer at the same time too. Seger was a couple of years ahead of Ig. Still...not many high schools have TWO rock and roll legends among their alums.
Im an 83 Hi school grad and played football at Pioneer. Jim was a year ahead of me and John graduated with my sister. Andy Moeller was initially a QB who siwtched to LB after a knee injury. Also there were the Minick boys, dad was Wash. Sheriff and jeff Minick played U of M baseball. Also on the team was Mark Bostic, younger brother of Keith Bostic, and Mark played basketball at U. of San Diego.
My wife graduated with John (and apparently your sister) from Pioneer in 1980.
I was PiHi 82 and Jim was an incredible athlete & arrogant ass. In addition to John Harbaugh (80) and Andy Moeller (82), there was also Franz Harary (80) who performed at a Super Bowl halftime!
had the same home womb.
hard to imagine that pioneer high school had much to do with the harbaugh's success.
short time at that high school
other important factors: dad is a successful college coach, both exposed to other coaches in high school, college and nfl, jim played football at a high level
Pioneer can have its athletics and academics.
Huron will always be number 1 in gentlemanly club life.
So far; Lombardi went to the same high school as, uh, Gerry DiNardo
Red Miller went to high school with the dad from Frasier
Chuck Noll went to school with the founder of Red Roof Inn!
Up to Bill Walsh... Jack Del Rio went to Hayward High, too. This is as close as we've gotten
Did not know Ditka, Ty Law and Darrelle Revis all went to the same HS
Dan Reeves and Chan Gailey... we're getting closer here, people
and the answer is: YES! woot AAPIHS
The Manning family is pissed that they haven't been mentioned in this thread yet.