Report: Alabama assistant joining Mike Locksley's Maryland staff
Alabama co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Josh Gattis is leaving Tuscaloosa to join Mike Locksley’s staff at Maryland, according to a report.
BamaInsider.com reported that Gattis is headed to College Park after just one season with the Crimson Tide. He is expected to be the offensive coordinator for the Terrapins.
Gattis came to Alabama after spending six seasons on James Franklin’s staff at Vanderbilt (2012-13) and Penn State (2014-2017). He’s been a key factor in the high-powered passing attacks at Penn State and Alabama over the last few seasons. This year, he worked with star receiver Jerry Jeudy, who was the Biletnikoff Award winner after totaling 68 catches for 1,315 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Locksley served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator this season, developing one of the most explosive units in the country. He was hired to run Maryland’s football program in December, though he stayed with the Crimson Tide through the College Football Playoff.
Locksley is still assembling his staff in College Park.