Baltimore Raven’s Head Coach, John Harbaugh, shares faith this Advent season
Baltimore Raven’s Head Coach, John Harbaugh, is known for winning. This season, Harbaugh is pointing fans and the press to the ultimate victory – faith in Jesus. The uber-successful Superbowl-winning coach took time at this month at a press conference following their overtime win against the Los Angeles Rams to share the real meaning of the season and particularly, Advent, and amazing events. Harbaugh correlated the amazing overtime win with another amazing event – the coming of our Savior Jesus.
“December football has a meaning to it. It’s preparation for great events to come. You have to put yourself in position with December football for what’s to come.”
Harbaugh proceeded to talk about the relationship between amazing football in December and the eternal purposes of God in Advent. The Ravens won 37-31 over the Rams in OT.
Season of anticipation and preparation
“It’s also the Advent season. Advent comes from the Latin ‘adventus,’ which means anticipation and preparation for an amazing event, which is the coming of our Savior and celebrating the Christ — the Good News that changes the world and changes it for all eternity.”
Harbaugh continued to point to his faith and the special Advent season, visibly stoked by the Raven’s overtime win against the LA Rams on a 76-yard punt return by Tylan Wallace to give the Ravens the victory.
Harbaugh then shared how a still, small voice in his head reminded him to be a good sport and congratulated Rams coach, Sean McVay on the well-played contest.
“I jumped around and I lost my headset. I think God probably reminded me — the Holy Spirit, maybe something. It was a small, still, voice in my head.”
Harbaugh has coached the Ravens to 164 wins since 2008, the fourth-most wins in the NFL during that same time and has overtaken Brian Billick the head coach with the most wins in Baltimore Ravens franchise history.
Harbaugh and his brother, Jim, head coach of the University of Michigan were raised Catholic and served as altar boys before becoming the only brothers in NFL history to head coach in the NFL together. John is also involved with Athletes in Action.