A record-setting quarterback for the Huskers, Joe Ganz has been elevated to a graduate assistant role in 2012 in his third year on the Nebraska coaching staff. Previously, Ganz served as a football intern and graduate manager in 2010 and 2011. Ganz works extensively with the Husker quarterbacks, in addition to helping offensive coordinator Tim Beck in a variety of roles.
Before moving into a coaching role, Ganz was a standout quarterback for the Huskers from 2004 to 2008. Although he had to wait until the latter half of the 2007 season for his chance to shine, Ganz ended his career owning 23 Nebraska school records. He established Husker records with 510 passing yards, 528 yards of total offense and seven passing touchdowns against Kansas State in 2007 in only his second career start. Ganz also holds Nebraska game records for pass completions and attempts and total offense attempts.
A native of Palos Heights, Ill., Ganz holds Nebraska season records for passing yards, completions and total offense, all set during his senior year in 2008. That season, Ganz completed nearly 70 percent of his passes while throwing for 3,568 yards and 25 touchdowns. He added 258 yards on the ground with five rushing touchdowns. Ganz finished his career second in school history in passing yards (5,125) and passing touchdowns (44).
Ganz was a two-time Big 12 Offensive Player-of-the-Week selection and was on the watch list for the 2008 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. In the classroom, Ganz was a 2008 first-team academic All-Big 12 selection and a seven-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree. He earned his degree in business administration from Nebraska in December of 2008.