Jim Harbaugh and Every Michigan Head Coach (1891 – 2015)

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Quarterback Between 1983 And 1986, Is Now The Wolverine's 20th Head Coach

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Quarterback Between 1983 And 1986, Is Now The Wolverines’ 20th Head Coach

Jim Harbaugh is officially the 20th head coach in 125 years of Michigan Wolverines football, taking over for Brady Hoke. Harbaugh signed a seven-year contact that takes him to 2021. The fiduciary details are a bit foggy, but NBC Sports estimates the total compensation to be around $40 million.

The former head coach of the Stanford Cardinal (2007-2010) and the NFL‘s San Francisco 49ers (2011-2014), Harbaugh will take the helm at one of the most storied college football franchises in history.

The previous 19 head coaches (or at least most of them) had a lot to do with that.

Though pedigreed with a 12-1, Orange Bowl-winning 2010 and an NFC title in 2012, Harbaugh will be following in some bigger (much bigger) footsteps.

Together, all 19 coaches posted a preposterous 106 winning seasons. Their winning-losing seasons record is 106-15-3.

They have 20 Bowl wins and nine national titles.

More than half (10) are in the College Football Hall of Fame.

The longest serving Michigan head coaches, in order, were: turn-of-last-century Fielding Yost (25 seasons), 1970’s and 1980’s icon Bo Schembechler (21) and more recently, turn-of-this-century Lloyd Carr (13).

These three guys had 57 winning seasons between them (out of 59). Schembechler and Carr never had a losing season (though Bo was 6-6 in 1984).

Check out below – all 20 Michigan head coaches, going back in time. The first coach, in 1891, was actually two coaches at once: Mike Murphy and Frank Crawford.

COACH SEASONS YEARS W-L W-L PCT. POSTSEASON WINS; [WINNING SEASONS, LOSING SEASONS, .500 SEASONS]
20. Jim Harbaugh 2015(-2021) (7) TBD TBD TBD
19. Brady Hoke 2011-2014 4 31-20-0 0.608 Sugar (2011); [3, 1, 0]
18. Rich Rodriguez 2008-2010 3 15-22-0 0.405 None; [1, 2, 0]
17. Lloyd Carr 1995-2007 13 122-40-0 0.753 National Champions (Rose/1997*), Citrus (1998, 2000), Orange (1999), Outback (2002), Capital One (2007); [13, 0, 0]
16. Gary Moeller 1990-1994 5 44-13-3 0.758 Gator (1990), Rose (1992), Hall of Fame (1993), Holiday (1994); [5 ,0, 0]
15. Bo Schembechler 1969-1989 21 194-48-5 0.796 Rose (1980, 1988), Bluebonnet (1981), Fiesta (1985), Hall of Fame (1987); [20, 0, 1]
14. Bump Elliot 1959-1968 10 51-42-2 0.547 Rose (1964); [5, 5, 0]
13. Bennie Oosterbaan 1948-1958 11 63-33-4 0.650 National Champions (1948*), Rose (1950); [9, 2, 0]
12. Fritz Crisler 1938-1947 10 71-16-3 0.806 Rose Bowl (1947); [10, 0, 0]
11. Harry Kipke 1929-1937 9 46-26-4 0.632 National Champions (1933*); [5, 2, 2]
10. Tad Wieman 1927, 1928 2 9-6-1 0.594 None; [1, 1, 0]
9. Fielding Yost 1901-1923, 1925, 1926 25 165-29-10 0.833 National Champions (Rose/1901*, 1902*, 1903*, 1904*, 1918*, 1923*); [24, 1, 0]
8. George Little 1924 1 6-2-0 0.750 None; [1, 0, 0]
7. Biff Lea 1900 1 7-2-1 0.750 None; [1, 0, 0]
6. Gustave Ferbert 1897-1899 3 24-3-1 0.875 None; [3, 0, 0]
5. William Ward 1896 1 9-1-0 0.900 None; [1, 0, 0]
4. William McCauley 1894, 1895 2 17-2-1 0.875 None; [2, 0, 0]
3. Frank Barbour 1892, 1893 2 14-8-0 0.636 None; [2, 0, 0]
1., 2. Mike Murphy, Frank Crawford 1891 1 4-5-0 0.444 None; [0, 1, 0]

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