Michigan OC Josh Gattis earns national honor for top assistant coach
The winner of the 2021 Frank Broyles Award was announced on Tuesday afternoon.
Michigan OC/ WR coach Josh Gattis took home the trophy. He is the first winner from the B1G since Tom Herman won it for Ohio State in 2014 as the OC under Urban Meyer.
Gattis beat Baylor OC Jeff Grimes, Oklahoma State DC Jim Knowles, Georgia DC Dan Lanning, and Wake Forest OC Warren Ruggiero for the award.
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The Frank Broyles Award account on Twitter announced the award winner.
We are honored to announce the 2021 #BroylesAward Winner Josh Gattis, @UMich OC. @Coach_Gattis exemplifies the legacy of Coach Broyles and 26 years of #coachingexcellence.@UMichFootball @michigannews @espn @CBSSports @FOXSports @NBCSports pic.twitter.com/ZyQMj7TKae
— BROYLES AWARD (@BroylesAward) December 7, 2021
Gattis is the 5th assistant coach from the B1G to win the award, and the 2nd to win it for Michigan. The last assistant coach to win the Broyles award from Michigan was DC Jim Hermann in 1997.
Under Gattis, Michigan averaged 451.9 yards per game. This was the 2nd-best most yards per game in the B1G and 19th-most nationally.