Author’s Note: A Happy Father’s Day to all of us blessed to be fathers
Father’s Day gift: Ravens’ John Harbaugh blessed to be ultimate lacrosse dad
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Like so many high school seniors in 2020, Alison Harbaugh had her final spring sports season taken away by the coronavirus pandemic. Her parents, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh and his wife, Ingrid, missed out on the milestone moment of watching their only child walk across the stage in a traditional graduation ceremony.
Despite what they lost, what the Harbaugh family gained, surprisingly, were memories of a different sort that they’ll savor when Alison is at Notre Dame, where she has committed to play lacrosse.
Since he arrived in Baltimore in 2008, this was the time of year when Harbaugh spent hours at the Ravens’ facility watching spring practice, going over film and attending meetings.
However, during the 12 weeks of the state-ordered shutdown, he was a stay-at-home father and also served as an impromptu defender/assistant coach/teammate to help his daughter keep sharp at the game she loves.
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