Jim Harbaugh enjoys big day with big family

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Jim Harbaugh’s parents, Jack and Jackie, are pictured at the December press conference introducing Jim as new Michigan football coach.

Ann Arbor – Jim Harbaugh was introduced as the next head coach at Michigan with most of his family in attendance on Tuesday at the Junge Center.

He was joined by wife, Sarah, who was holding 2-year-old Jack – his dad calls him "Mighty Jack the Quarterback"; Grace, 14; Addison, 6; Katie, 4; and his brother-in-law, John Feuerborn and his daughter Kennedy.

Harbaugh's parents, Jack and Jackie, also were there. Jack Harbaugh was an assistant coach at Michigan under legendary head coach Bo Schembechler. Jim Harbaugh, along with his older brother, John, the Baltimore Ravens' coach, grew up around Michigan football, and Jim eventually played quarterback for the Wolverines.

His father's influence has been strong.

"There were times in my life where I've thought about it, dreamed about it, and now it's time to live it," Harbaugh said of the Michigan job. "I've thought about being a coach at Michigan -- my dad coached at Michigan. That was something I really looked up to and wanted to emulate from the time I was a youngster."

Jim Harbaugh picks up his son Jack -- “Mighty Jack the Quarterback” -- at the end of the press conference.