Miami coach Mario Cristobal announced Friday that offensive coordinator Josh Gatiss has been relieved of his duties. Gatiss, who also served as the team’s wide receivers coach, spent only one year on Cristobal’s coaching staff.
Gatiss’ offense was a big disappointment in 2022 – Cristobal’s first to lead the ‘Canes. He averaged only 367.4 yards per game and 5.34 yards per game, ranking ninth in the ACC in both categories. They finished 10th in the conference in scoring at just 23.6 points per game, and scored 16 points or less in four of their last five games.
This was a shocking result considering Gatiss was one of Cristóbal’s biggest hires during his first year with the program. Gatiss won the 2021 Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top assistant coach, after helping Michigan win the Big Ten title and earn a berth in the College Football Playoff. That offense increased to 443.1 yards per game, 6.39 yards per game and 40.4 points per game.
Gatiss was at Michigan from 2019–21, and led a turnaround of the Michigan offense that was essentially a middle-of-the-road offense prior to his arrival within the Big Ten. In 2018, he served as the co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach under Nick Saban at Alabama. That offense ranked second in the nation in yards per play (7.76), behind only Oklahoma (8.6).