Head Coaching Matchup: Jack Del Rio and John Harbaugh


Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio and Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio

Hometown:Hayward, Calif.

Head Coaching Record:68-72

Coaching Background:

1997New Orleans SaintsAssistant Strength Coach
1998New Orleans SaintsLinebackers
1999-2001Baltimore RavensLinebackers
2002Carolina PanthersDefensive Coordinator
2003-11Jacksonville JaguarsHead Coach
2012-14Denver BroncosDefensive Coordinator
2013 (Wks. 10-13)Denver BroncosInterim Head Coach
2015Oakland RaidersHead Coach

Fun Fact:During his time in Baltimore, he tutored a talented group of linebackers that included Ray Lewis. Baltimore's 2000 team set the NFL 16-game record by allowing only 165 points while recording four shutouts and forcing a league-best 49 turnovers. Lewis was named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year and the MVP of Super Bowl XXXV that season.

Head Coach Del Rio also coached Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil in 2012 with the Denver Broncos. That season Dumervil started all 16 games, recording 11 sacks and 32 total tackles.

Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh

Hometown:Perrysburg, Ohio.

Head Coaching Record:72-41

Coaching Background:

1984-86Western MichiganGraduate Assistant
1987PittsburghTight Ends
1988Morehead StateDBs/Special Teams/Strength and Conditioning
1989-94CincinnatiAssistant Head Coach
1995-96IndianaDBs/Special Teams Coordinator
1998-2006Philadelphia EaglesSpecial Teams Coordinator
2007Philadelphia EaglesSecondary
2008-15Baltimore RavensHead Coach

Fun Fact:Harbaugh is the only head coach in NFL history to win at least one playoff game in six of the first seven seasons of a coaching career. With the Ravens' 2014 playoff berth, Harbaugh became one of eight coaches in NFL history to make the postseason in six of their first seven seasons coaching.

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