Joani Harbaugh Crean
Meet Joani Harbaugh Crean; the loving wife of coach Tom Crean. Her husband is the former basketball coach for the Indiana Hoosiers at the University of Indiana. Prior to that, he coached at Marquette University.
If Mrs. Crean’s maiden name sounds familiar, that is because her father is no other than former WKU’s head coach Jack Harbaugh; incidentally, her brothers are John and Jim Harbaugh, coach of the Baltimore Ravens at Michigan respectively.
The first thing you need to know is that Joani’s dad Jack Harbaugh (who comes from a German and Irish family) coached high school football for 43 years. Joani’s mom is the wonderful Jacqueline M. “Jackie” (née Cipiti).
Joani was introduced to Tom by a mutual friend, Ron Burns, while he was an assistant at Western Kentucky University (WKU), and she was an aerobics instructor at a local gym. In addition to gymnastics, Joani played softball and volleyball, however never competitively.
Mrs. Crean tied the knot to her fab husband in May 1993, in Ann Arbor. Nowadays they have three amazing children; Megan, 21; Riley, 17 and Ainsley, 11.
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