Michigan Extends Jim Harbaugh’s Contract Through 2025
The University of Michigan has signed coach Jim Harbaugh to a four-year extension that runs through the 2025 football season.
In six seasons at Michigan, Harbaugh’s teams have gone a combined 49-22 overall and 34-16 in the Big Ten Conference with five bowl appearances.
“I continue to believe that Jim is the right man to lead our program in pursuit of Big Ten and CFP championships,” said Michigan Director of Athletics Warde Manuel in a statement. “Our program didn’t achieve at a level that anyone expected this year, but I know those setbacks will drive the coaches, players and staff moving forward. Jim is a tireless worker and competitor. Following the completion of the season we talked for many hours on what it will take for Jim to lead and get us back on the right trajectory.
“Jim loves the University of Michigan and this football program. He has been committed to this university, athletic department and football program since his days as a player and returning in 2015 as the head coach. He wants to do everything possible to build a championship football team while graduating our student-athletes. We all need to do our part to continue to help in that pursuit as it takes everyone pulling the same direction to have a championship level program.”
The Wolverines have posted 10 wins in a season on three occasions and have one bowl win to their credit under Harbaugh, but gone 0-5 in that time against rival Ohio State.
Michigan went 2-4 during the abbreviated 2020 season and has gone 8-7 over the last two seasons in the Big Ten.