Josh Gattis

Josh Gattis (born January 15, 1984) is an American football coach and former player who is currently the offensive coordinator at the University of Michigan.[1]

Josh Gattis
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator
TeamMichigan
ConferenceBig Ten
Annual salary$900,000
Biographical details
Born (1984-01-15) January 15, 1984 (age 36)
Durham, North Carolina
Playing career
2003–2006Wake Forest
2007Jacksonville Jaguars
2007–2008Chicago Bears
Position(s)Safety
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2010North Carolina (GA)
2011Western Michigan (WR)
2012–2013Vanderbilt (WR/ORC)
2014–2017Penn State (WR/PGC/ORC)
2018Alabama (co-OC/WR)
2019–presentMichigan (OC/WR)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
2× All-ACC (2005, 2006)

Playing careerEdit

Gattis was born in Durham, North Carolina. He played college football at Wake Forest as a safety. As a junior in 2005, he recorded five interceptions and 72 tackles,[2] and was awarded second-team All-ACC.[3] His senior year in 2006 was one of Wake's greatest seasons of all time, as the team won the ACC for the second time in school history and played in the school's first Orange Bowl. He recorded five interceptions and 82 tackles on the year,[2] and was named first-team All-ACC.[3]

Gattis was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft with the 150th overall pick. He was released and later signed with the Chicago Bears, where he played in five games and recorded one tackle in 2007.[4]

Coaching careerEdit

After serving as a graduate assistant under Butch Davis at North Carolina for one season, Gattis was hired as the wide receivers coach at Western Michigan in 2011. While on the Broncos staff, he coached consensus All-American wide receiver Jordan White. In 2012, he was hired by Vanderbilt as wide receivers coach and offensive recruiting coordinator.[5] Wide receiver Jordan Matthews was awarded first-team All-SEC in both years Gattis was wide receivers coach at Vanderbilt. Gattis followed head coach James Franklin as he moved from Vanderbilt to Penn State in 2014, and assumed the same role with the Nittany Lions. On January 25, 2018, it was announced he had been hired as the wide receivers coach at Alabama.[6] He served as co-offensive coordinator (with Mike Locksley) and wide receivers coach during the 2018 season at Alabama, helping to oversee the third-highest scoring offense in the country.[7] In his role as wide receivers coach, he oversaw Jerry Jeudy, who became the second consensus All-American wide-out to be coached by Gattis, and first to win the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's best wide receiver. On January 10, 2019, Gattis was hired to be the offensive coordinator at Michigan.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Baumgardner, Nick (January 10, 2019). "Michigan football hires offensive coordinator Josh Gattis". Detroit Free Press.
  2. ^ a b "Josh Gattis College Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "2018 Wake Forest Football Media Guide" (PDF). Wake Forest Demon Deacons Athletics. p. 101.
  4. ^ "NFL historical player profile".
  5. ^ "Franklin adds Barlow, Gattis to football staff". vucommodores.com. Vanderbilt University Athletics. January 13, 2012.
  6. ^ Byington, Alex (January 25, 2018). "Alabama football hires Scott as secondary coach, Gattis as receivers coach". Dothan Eagle. Dothan, AL.
  7. ^ "2018 Team Offense Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved January 10, 2019.

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