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University of Michigan football names new offensive coordinator, assistant offensive coach

University of Michigan football names new offensive coordinator, assistant offensive coach. (WWMT/File - MGN)

The head coach of the University of Michigan football announced the name of the new offensive coordinator and assistant offensive coach.

Josh Gattis, 34, who served as a wide receivers coach at Western Michigan University in 2011, was named the Sanford Robertson Offensive Coordinator and assistant offensive coach Thursday for the Wolverines.

“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,” Gattis said in a release. “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.”

He was the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at the University of Alabama in 2018. He also led the offensive recruiting efforts at Penn State, where he was named 2015 Big Ten Recruiter of the Year by Scout.com.

While Gettis was at WMU he coached Jordan White, who led the NCAA in receptions and broke several MAC records in 2011.

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