Miami offensive coordinator Josh Gattis could be a head coaching candidate in the upcoming coaching carousel.

The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman named Gattis as a potential candidate for the now-vacant Charlotte job. The 49ers parted ways with coach Will Healy on Sunday.

Gattis is in his first season as Miami’s offensive coordinator. Last season while at Michigan, Gattis won the Broyles Award which goes to the nation’s top assistant coach each season.

Gattis also has plenty of ties to the state of North Carolina. He’s from Durham originally and played at Wake Forest before moving on to the NFL.

Here’s some analysis from Feldman about why Gattis might be a fit at Charlotte:

The Durham, N.C. native has deep ties around the state. Gattis, 38 was a standout DB at Wake Forest and he also began his coaching career at UNC. He had already interviewed for some FBS head coach jobs and was a finalist at Virginia. We’re not sure he’d jump at this one, especially given how much he’s making now as an OC at Miami, but he might be tempted to return to his home state.

Gattis’ salary at Miami is likely comparable to — or more than — what he would make as Charlotte’s head coach. Still, the opportunity to run a program in his home state could be attractive for Gattis.

Miami’s offense has struggled this season and could face more difficulties depending on the injury status of Tyler Van Dyke. The sophomore quarterback had to leave the Duke game early last week with an apparent shoulder injury.

Gattis will try to lead Miami back into the win column this weekend against Virginia.