Rob Reeves will serve as the offensive coordinator, while Jay Sawvel will be defensive coordinator
Nate Griffin is in his fourth season on the Golden Gopher football staff and serves as Minnesota's offensive quality control assistant. He is in charge of opponent scouting, self scouting, and the day-to-day operations on the offensive side of the ball.
Griffin came to Minnesota from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., where he served as the defensive line coach in 2011. Griffin worked with Gopher head coach Jerry Kill at Northern Illinois as a graduate assistant in 2008 and 2009, where he worked with the running backs and fullbacks.
Griffin was on staff at Northern Colorado from 2006-07, assisting in recruiting and overseeing video operations. He played at the University of Idaho from 2000-2003.
Griffin was a student-assistant strength coach at Idaho in 2004 and then worked for one year at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colo., as the linebackers coach.
Griffin, who holds a bachelor's degree from Idaho and a master's degree in sports administration from Northern Colorado, has one daughter and one son with his wife Amy.
THE GRIFFIN FILE
2011: Minnesota - Offensive Quality Control
2010: Truman State - Defensive Line
2008-09: Northern Illinois - Graduate Assistant
2006-07: Northern Colorado - Recruiting/Video
2005: Poudre High School - Linebackers
2004: University of Idaho - Student Assistant Strength and Conditioning
University of Idaho - 2000-03
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Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys Began Aug. 21
Sunday Night Overtime With Coach Claeys will originate from the Gophers’ locker room at TCF Bank Stadium and will be streamed using Facebook Live.