ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —The Broncos named Zach Azzanni their new wide receivers coach, Head Coach Vance Joseph announced Wednesday.
Azzanni spent the 2017 season in the same position with the Chicago Bears during his first season as an NFL coach.
Before he joined Chicago's staff, Azzanni spent 18 years in the collegiate ranks, where he most recently served as Tennessee's passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach.
He also served as Tennessee's wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator (2013-14), Wisconsin's wide receivers coach (2012), Western Kentucky's offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach (2011) and Florida's passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach (2010).
Azzanni began his coaching career at Valparaiso in 1999 as the team's wide receivers coach. He then moved on to Bowling Green, where he served as a graduate assistant (2001-02) and wide receivers coach (2003-06).
Before Azzanni made the move to Florida, he spent three years at his alma mater, Central Michigan. He served as the Chippewas' assistant head coach/wide receivers coach and was named the Wide Receivers Coach of the Year in 2009 by FootballScoop.com.
The Broncos' new coach has coached a number of talented players, including former Tennessee receiver Marques North, Wisconsin wide reciever Jared Abbrederis, Western Kentucky's Jack Doyle and Florida's Tim tebow.
Azzanni also worked with Steelers receiver Antonio Brown when the two were at Central Michigan.
Azzanni replaces Tyke Tolbert in the role.
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