Gran, who coached receivers at UC from 1992-93 returns after several successful coaching stops including the past three seasons at Florida State.
New Bearcats head coach Tommy Tuberville was excited about the newest addition to his Bearcats staff as the two are not strangers when it comes to winning football games or recruiting battles.
"I'm pleased and excited Eddie has agreed to join us here in Cincinnati," Tuberville said. "We have a lot of history together and have won a lot of football games at Auburn and Mississippi. He's has proven himself to be a great coach and outstanding recruiter. He knows this area well from his previous coaching stop here so it was a natural fit."
As one of college football's top recruiters Gran will be a major asset for the Bearcats as they battle other programs in Ohio and across the country.
The Escondido, Calif. native earned his bachelor's degree from Cal Lutheran in 1987.
Gran and his wife, Rosemary, have four daughters, Bently, Dillan, Sydney and Lucy Grace.
They are deeply involved in the community for a cause that has changed their lives and continues to impact others. The Sydney Gran Foundation is a charity designed to support children's hospitals and other families whose children are facing serious illness. Sydney, the third of the Gran's four daughters, was born with the rare disease called Holoprosnecephaly. She passed away just shy of her sixth birthday in 2005. Additional information is available at www.sydneygranfoundation.org.