Josh Gattis hired as new Michigan offensive coordinator
Written by Matt Pargoff   

It’s been a rough week for the Wolverines on the coaching front with news that both Greg Mattison and Al Washington were departing the program for rival Ohio State. But on Thursday, fans of the Maize and Blue received a big surprise with news that former Alabama co-offensive coordinator Josh Gattis was joining Michigan to run the offense.

“It is an honor and a privilege to join the University of Michigan football family under Coach Harbaugh, one of the most successful head coaches in all of football,” said Gattis in a released statement. “I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve as your Offensive Coordinator. This is the leadership challenge I’ve coveted. The football tradition at the University of Michigan is among the very best in college athletics. My family and I couldn’t be more excited to arrive in Ann Arbor.”

Gattis spent one season at Alabama, were he was the wide receiver coach and co-offensive coordinator, serving as the passing game coordinator at Penn State for four years prior to that stop. As a member of the Crimson Tide, he mentored Jerry Jeudy, who won the Biletnikoff Award in the fall as the nation’s top receiver.

Gattis also spent two years coaching wide receiver at Vanderbilt and one year at Western Michigan.

“The offense and passing games under Josh’s direction have achieved at a very high level throughout his coaching career,” said Jim Harbaugh. “Josh will provide leadership to our offense while being a great mentor to our student-athletes and an outstanding addition to our coaching staff. Michigan football looks forward to having Josh, Tesa, and their children, Jace and Reece, join our University family.”

 
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