Joani Harbaugh is the wife of Georgia Bulldogs Men’s Basketball team head coach, Thomas Aaron Crean. Harbaugh is the daughter of former Western Kentucky football head coach, Jack Harbaugh, and Jacqueline M. Cipti. She was born in 1968 and grew up with her two siblings who are both head coaches of their respective NFL teams now.
Unlike her brothers, Joani Crean wasn’t as athletic as her brothers though she played volleyball and softball during college. “I had no athletic talent. None. I just tried to participate the best I could. I just think they were being really nice to me and letting me hang out,” Joani said.
Joani married basketball player, Tom Crean. They first met at Western Kentucky in 1990. The pair have been inseparable ever since. “I didn’t meet her until the end of August. She had just graduated from Pittsburgh. I met her at a health club that she was a sales manager for. I didn’t join the health club. Eventually, we dated and went from there.”
Tom joined the Western Kentucky basketball team as an assistant to Ralph Willard. Meanwhile, Joani worked as an aerobics instructor at the gym. It was reported that the couple first met at a gym through their mutual friend, Ron Burns. Joani and Tom Crean have 3 wonderful children. Two daughters, and a son, Megan, Riley, and Ainsley Crean.
Megan was born in the mid-1990s and is now 26. She learned to drive when she was just 16 years old.
The only son, Riley was born on April 12, 1999. The athlete is 6’3″ tall and currently studying sports management at the University of Georgia. He has decided to join baseball unlike his father and maternal uncles. He is now a right-handed pitcher for the Georgia Bulldogs Baseball Team.
When it comes to Ainsley, she was born on May 6th, 2006. She is now 16 years old.
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