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:

1997 New Orleans Saints Assistant Strength Coach
1998 New Orleans Saints Linebackers
1999-2001 Baltimore Ravens Linebackers
2002 Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator
2003-11 Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach
2012-14 Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator
2013 (Wks. 10-13) Denver Broncos Interim Head Coach
2015 Oakland Raiders Head 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:

1984-86 Western Michigan Graduate Assistant
1987 Pittsburgh Tight Ends
1988 Morehead State DBs/Special Teams/Strength and Conditioning
1989-94 Cincinnati Assistant Head Coach
1995-96 Indiana DBs/Special Teams Coordinator
1998-2006 Philadelphia Eagles Special Teams Coordinator
2007 Philadelphia Eagles Secondary
2008-15 Baltimore Ravens Head 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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