49ers' coach's dad to have busy sports day in Mequon

CREATED Jan 11, 2013

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MEQUON - At least one person in the Milwaukee metropolitan area is not rooting for the Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers.

That's because his son is the head coach of the 49ers.

Jack Harbaugh lives in Mequon.

He'll have a busy Saturday watching his sons Jim, the head coach of the 49ers, and John, the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens who play the Denver Broncos.

This won't be like a day at the YMCA or a child's piano concert.

"Anyone who's watching this can relate to watching their sons or daughters compete in anything, whether it's athletics or music, a recital, anything of that nature."

Tt's rare for a parent to see one child compete at a professional level.

But what else would you expect from a family with a dad who was a coach at the college level for nearly two decades?

"Both John and Jim are historians.  They grew up with college football," said Jack.

It's not just Jim and John Harbaugh who will keep Jack busy on Saturday.

By 11:00 a.m., it will be time for kickoff...wait, tip-off for son-in-law Tom Crean and his Indiana Hoosiers against Minnesota.

The former Marquette coach married Jack's daughter Joni, so there are three head coaches in the family.

"You sit and you watch your young ones compete, the anxiety you feel, the pride you feel.  It never changes."

Four-and-a-half hours later comes the Ravens-Denver Broncos divisional playoff game.

The day ends with the 7:00 p.m. kickoff between the Packers and 49ers.

"Hopefully it will be one of those Sundays where you wake up and you get the hat trick, where hopefully all three win," said Jack.

Who would blame him? 

Still, Jack, Packers fans might say that two out of three ain't bad.