February 17, 1999
STANFORD, Calif. - Tom Brattan today was named offensive line coach at Stanford Univesity, head coach Tyrone Willingham announced. Brattan comes to Stanford from Northwestern University, where he was the offensive line coach from 1992-98 under Gary Barnett.
The last two seasons, Brattan also held the position of assistant head coach. Brattan, who will coach Stanford's offensive line along with Chuck Moller, replaces Patrick S hurmur, who left Stanford to become offensive line coach with the Philadelphia Eagles. Brattan will coach centers and guards while Moller handles tackles and tight ends.
"I believe Stanford epitomizes the best in collegiate athletics," said Brattan, 48.
"The combination of academics and athletics that Stanford represents and the quality of student-athletes make Stanford a very unique and special place to be. I am anxious to get started with Coach Willingham, his staff and the players," he said.
"I feel very fortunate to have Tom join our staff," said Willingham. "He has 17 years of college coaching on his resume, has been a part of a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl team and is familiar with the type of student-athlete we recruit and have in our program."
Brattan was a member of the Northwestern staff in 1995 and '96 when the Wildcats played in the Rose Bowl and Citrus Bowls and finished ranked seventh and 16th, respectively. Prior to his seven-year stint at Northwestern, Brattan coached at the College of William and Mary from 1983-91.
Brattan was the offensive backfield coach in '83 and '84, then became offensive coordinator and offensive line coach A 1972 graduate of the University of Delaware, Brattan coached on the high school level from 1973-82.