Maryland adds Josh Gattis, Zac Spavital to football staff

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland hired Josh Gattis as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach.

Gattis joins the Terrapins after one season as Miami’s offensive coordinator. He was fired after the team went 5-7. Prior to this, Gattis had been offensive coordinator in Michigan. He received the Broyles Award for the country’s best assistant in 2021.

Maryland announced the hiring on Thursday and also announced the addition Zach Spavital as a safety coach.

Gattis worked with a Maryland coach Michael Loxley when they worked in Alabama in 2018. Gattis joins Kevin Sumlinwho was hired as coordinator of the joint offense in Maryland earlier this offseason.

And Enosthe previous offensive coordinator in Maryland, was hired for the same job in Arkansas.

Spavital has spent the past four seasons as a defensive coordinator at Texas State and has also coached at Texas Tech, Houston, and Oklahoma.

“The addition of Josh and Zach really bolsters our already strong coaching staff,” Locksley said. “Josh and I have a strong relationship and a proven track record of working together on a major crime. We have a lot in common with him, and the transition should be very smooth.

“Zak comes to us with a history of defensive involvement that has been a huge success, especially when it comes to aggression and tackling the ball.”

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