Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh adds yet another achievement to an already impressive resume. Miami (Ohio) University announced Tuesday that it will honor Harbaugh with a life-sized statue. Erection of the statue and induction are scheduled to take place in 2014. Harbaugh is a 1984 graduate of Miami (Ohio).
The school has a Cradle of Coaches Association that honors Miami or professional coaches of the year, who have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame or the Pro Football Hall of Fame, or whose teams won national collegiate or professional championships. In addition to the statue, a photo of Harbaugh will be added to a mural in the school’s stadium.
“Miami is a very special place and as anyone who played or coached at Miami knows that the Cradle of Coaches is a great honor,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “To me, there is no greater recognition in coaching. To be included with these great men is something only dreamed about.”
The other coaches honored for their time at the school include Paul Brown, Carm Cozza, Wilbur “Weeb” Ewbank, Ara Parseghian and Glenn “Bo” Schembechler. Of those, only Ewbank and Harbaugh won a Super Bowl.
Harbaugh has led the Ravens to the playoffs in each of his five seasons as head coach, as well as two division titles, and a conference championship. Above all, Harbaugh led the team to their second World Championship with a 34-31victory over his brother Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.