Harbrothers to Enter Pioneer Hall of Fame Comment Count

Seth January 11th, 2016 at 2:00 PM


HT Liz Crowe for finding the photo

Harbaugh? A few weeks back a member of the planning committee for Ann Arbor Pioneer's annual athletic department fundraiser thingy pinged me all excited about something. With this year's event taking place the same weekend as the Harbros' "Greatest Coaching Clinic of All-Time" it was the perfect opportunity to induct two of the greatest athletes to ever wear the purple (not Ravens). I found this cool, and they said we get to announce it.


When? If you're not otherwise tied up on Friday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m…

What? …then come see Jim and John Harbaugh inducted into the Pioneer Hall of Fame. There will be a dinner, VIP pre-party, and some gift bags to serve as the fundraiser.

Fundraiser? This costs money? That's kinda the point: this is how they annually raise money for the Pioneer teams. If you would like to trade money for meeting Jim and John Harbaugh (and, like, us), then you can do that beforehand. Hold on I got a flier for this:


There. Click that and you'll get to the Facebook page. There will be information updates there as the rest of this comes together.

Is there a basketball game then? We're probably good. There's a sliiiight chance that Michigan will be in the Big Ten tournament's 6:30 game. I say "slight" with extra-i's because M would have to be either the #10, #7, or #2 seed.

But I'm a Huron alum! Then come wearing a #17 River Rats jersey.

How about gratuitous photos of Young Harbaughs? Don't mind if I do.


HT from top left: WD (first two), TenThousandThings, Liz, AANews



January 11th, 2016 at 2:39 PM ^

Any idea what the cost per-plate is?

Sounds like a cool event to attend as a Michigan fan, but maybe not as a poor former-college student...dem debts, yo

LV Sports Bettor

January 11th, 2016 at 4:43 PM ^

for John Harbaugh when it came to the whole "older brother domination" factor that you typically see as kids.  

Not only is your younger brother Jim as big as you, I assume that he was probably every bit as strong and fast as him also and is most likely the star athlete in school.

I know they were I think just one year apart in school but still growing up everyone more or less EXPECTS you to beat your little brother (sorry about the Mike Hart reference, LOL) in everything that you do.

A credit to John though as he seemed to have been okay about all of it from what we've heard. 


January 11th, 2016 at 4:51 PM ^

Growing up in A2 I realize pioneer has put a few athletes out over time.  But I can't think of any they've had who were more successful as playing coaches than Jim. 

And if you're going to weight coaching heavily, then John has to be in the mix, too. 

Anyway, Go River Rats

Goggles Paisano

January 11th, 2016 at 7:10 PM ^

I used to wear socks like that kid in the bleachers.  Pulled up to my knees too.  I remember getting packs of them from K-Mart.  I really liked the blue and red striped way more than the green and red striped.