Jim Harbaugh, formerly of the national champion Michigan Wolverines, has been appointed as the head coach of the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers, the team confirmed. Harbaugh, who has a successful track record in both college and NFL football, signed a five-year deal with the Chargers.
Harbaugh’s tenure at Michigan included a national title and three Big Ten championships. He previously coached the San Francisco 49ers, leading them to a Super Bowl appearance. His experience also includes a stint as a player for the Chargers.
Chargers owner Dean Spanos expressed high confidence in Harbaugh, citing his extensive football background. Harbaugh’s arrival at the Chargers is seen as a significant move to rebuild the team, which had a disappointing 5-12 season.
The University of Michigan had reportedly offered Harbaugh a lucrative deal to remain as head coach. However, Harbaugh chose the Chargers, marking his return to the NFL.
Michigan is now reportedly considering offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore as Harbaugh’s successor. The Chargers, meanwhile, are also in the process of hiring a new general manager.