Who is Tom Crean ?

ATHENS, GA – FEBRUARY 19: Head Coach Tom Crean of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on during a game against the Auburn Tigers at Stegeman Coliseum on February 19, 2020 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Thomas Aaron Crean is a college basketball coach. Most recently, he was the head coach for the University of Georgia men’s basketball team. Crean was previously the head coach of Indiana University.

Prior to that, Crean served as the Head Coach at Marquette University (1999–2008), where his team reached the 2003 NCAA Final Four.

 In 2012, he was named the mid-season Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year, the Sporting News Big Ten Coach of the Year, and the ESPN.com National Coach of the Year.

In 2016, Crean was named by the coaches and media the Big Ten Coach of the Year after coaching Indiana to their second outright Big Ten regular-season championship in four years.

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Who is Tom Crean’s wife Joani Harbaugh ?

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Tom Crean Wife Joani Harbaugh was born in 6 December, 1968 in Austin, Texas, United States of America to Jack Harbaugh and her mother, Jacqueline M.Cipiti.

Tom Crean Wife Joani Harbaugh is the youngest member of her family, She also has two older brothers,  John Harbaugh (1962) and Jim Harbaugh (1963).

Tom Crean Wife Joani Harbaugh attended the St. Francis Assisi Elementary School for her primary education.

Tom Crean Wife Joani later enrolled herself in the University of Pittsburgh, where she pursued Tertiary Studies.

How did Joani Harbaugh career began ?

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Tom Crean Wife Joani Harbaugh works as an Aerobics instructor, despite of coming from a family of football background, Joani opted to pursue a different career. However, She mostly spends her time taking care of her family.

What is Joani Harbaugh Net Worth ?

The exact Net Worth of Joani Harbaugh is still unknown but She shares a massive amount of her husband, Tom Crean’s Net Worth.

According to some reports, Tom Crean has a massive Net Worth of approx $20 millions.

How did Joani Harbaugh and Tom Crean meet ?


Joani Harbaugh and Tom Crean first met in Western Kentucky back in 1990, when Joani was a student there. Her father, Jack Harbaugh was working as the then assistant basketball coach for Ralph Willard.

The duo met eachother through a common friend, Ron Burns.

Tom Crean Wife Joani Harbaugh was working as a Aerobics instructor at a gym1 when she met Tom. The basketball coach had few loose ends and was getting back from his previous relationship, it took Tom approximately four months to ask Joani on a date.

The duo started dating at a pre-season basketball game before they ended up having dinner.

In the spring of 1993, Tom Crean gathered courage for a marriage proposal plan. First, Tom asked Joani and her parents for a dinner in a fancy Mexican restaurant, But later Tom cancelled the plan.

Instead, they had dinner at their home and afterwards Tom popped up the question and proposed Joani. She said yes. The couple got married after several months and have been happily married since.

When did Joani Harbaugh and Tom Crean got married ?


Tom Crean and wife, Joani Harbaugh were college lovebirds, the duo dated for a long time before, Tom proposed Joani Harbaugh for marriage and She said yes.

However, the exact date of their marriage is still unknown but, Tom Crean Wife Joani Harbaugh and Tom got married several months after their engagement.

Who are the Kids of Tom Crean and Joani Harbaugh ?

Basketball coach, Tom Crean and Aerobics instructor, Joani Harbaugh amare blessed with three beautiful children, two daughters and one son, Megan, Ainsley and Riley.

On 1990, Tom Crean’s wife, Joani gave birth to their first child, daughter named, Megan. According to her date of birth, Megan Crean is 25 currently.

Tom Crean and Joani Harbaugh’s second child, boy, Riley was born on April 12, 1999. Riley is currently studying sports management at the University of Georgia. Prior, he graduated from Bloomington North High School.

Further, Riley has decided to join baseball. Currently, Riley is a right-handed pitcher for Georgia Bulldogs Baseball Team.

Their third child, daughter, Ainsley, was born on May 6, 2006. She is now 15 years as of now.

Interesting facts about Tom Crean’s wife Joani Harbaugh ?

Tom Crean’s wife, Joani Harbaugh is a very secretive and shy kind of person and little is known about her personal life, However we have collected some of the lesser known things to the fans:

• Tom Crean Wife Joani Harbaugh comes from a football family background. Her father, Jack Harbaugh is a former American football player and coach. Jack Harbaugh is famously known for being a long time head coach at Western Kentucky.

Joani Harbaugh’s older brothers, Jim and John are also football coaches. John is a super-bowl winning Head Coach at the Baltimore Ravens. While, Jim serves as the Head Coach of San Francisco 49ers.

• Tom Crean Wife Joani Harbaugh is active on social media platforms. Her twitter handle is @jmariec5. She shares pictures of herself and her family with her fans.

• Prior meeting with Tom Crean, Joani was a Aerobics instructor at a gym. Fun fact, Joani Harbaugh met Tom Crean when she was the Aerobics instructor at the same gym.

How did Tom Crean career began ?

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Crean was born on March 25, 1966 and raised in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, where he played basketball for four years.

According to Crean, “I didn’t play a lot, although my coach called me his biggest tool, but I knew I wanted to coach.”

While a student at Central Michigan University, Tom Crean was an assistant coach at Mount Pleasant High School for five seasons, and at Alma College.

Crean graduated with a bachelor’s degree in parks-and-recreation studies from Central Michigan in 1989.

Tom Crean spent two stints at Michigan State, first during the 1989-1990 season as a graduate assistant under then head coach Jud Heathcote at the behest of then assistant coach Tom Izzo, whom Crean had befriended on the summer camp circuit.

From 1990 to 1994 Crean served as the associate head coach under Ralph Willard at Western Kentucky.

After, Willard left Western Kentucky to become head coach at Pittsburgh in 1994, Crean was considered to replace him as head coach.

Ultimately Crean followed Willard to Pittsburgh, serving as associate head coach for one year.

In 1995, Crean returned to Michigan State as assistant coach under the leadership of Tom Izzo. Izzo and Crean became such good friends that Crean lived in Izzo’s house and Izzo was even an usher in Tom Crean’s wedding.

In each of Crean’s four seasons, Michigan State’s win total increased, culminating with a 33-5 season and a 15-1 Big Ten ledger in 1999.

Michigan State later went on to honoured Crean with a 2000 National Championship ring, even though he wasn’t on the staff at the time, he’d helped recruit and develop many of the players on the title team.

On March 30, 1999, Crean was named head coach at Marquette University.

According to Crean, “Once Marquette became available, that’s where my sights were. I had unbelievable respect for the tradition and the name. When I thought of Marquette, I thought of a true basketball school and to me that had a lot to do with it.”

In his nine years with Marquette, Crean’s teams earned five NCAA Tournament bids, one more than the previous four Marquette coaches had in the 16 years prior to his arrival.

During his tenure there Crean recruited, developed and coached a number of skilled players that made significant contributions in both the NCAA and NBA, including Dwyane Wade, Dominic James, Steve Novak, Wesley Matthews, and Travis Diener.

Over his final seven seasons at Marquette, Crean compiled an aggregate record of 160-68 (.702). The 2002-03 season was one of the best in Marquette history.


The team made a Final Four appearance for the first time since winning the NCAA Championship in 1977.

Tom Crean has referred the team’s run as “ one of the greatest four or five days of my life.”

On April 1, 2008, Crean was hired as head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers, succeeding interim head coach Dan Dakich. 

On March 15, 2018, Crean was named head coach of the Georgia Bulldogs.

In Crean’s four seasons stint, the Bulldogs went 47-75 overall and 15-57 in SEC play.

They went just 6-26 (1-17 in the SEC) during the 2021-2022 season. On March 10, 2022, Crean was fired by Georgia.