University of Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis has won the Broyles Award. The award is given to the top assistant coach in college football. Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman tweeted out news of Gattis’ win on Tuesday afternoon.
Michigan OC Josh Gattis wins the #BroylesAward as the nation’s top assistant coach. Wolverines have made dramatic improvement this season.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 7, 2021
Gattis was a former college and NFL defensive back that was drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Jaguars. He was a member of the practice squad in Jacksonville and went on to play in just five games with the Chicago Bears from 2007 to 2008.
He spent time as an assistant and coach at North Carolina, Western Michigan, Vanderbilt, Penn State and Alabama before becoming the offensive coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines. He has been with Michigan since 2019. This is Gattis’ first such award as an assistant coach.
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