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Zach Azzanni

Zach Azzanni

  • Wide Receivers

Coaching Experience

2010 Florida
2007-09 Central Michigan (Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers)
2003-06 Bowling Green (Wide Receivers)
2001-02 Bowling Green (Graduate Assistant, Offense)
1999-2000 Valparaiso (Wide Receivers)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Helped Central Michigan capture their third conference title in 2009 and secure a fourth straight January bowl appearance.
  • Coached a pair of wide receivers to all-MAC honors in 2009 as Antonio Brown was a first-team selection and Bryan Anderson was named to the second team.
  • The Chippewas had eight players catch a touchdown pass and five players with at least 30 catches in 2008. Brown and Anderson each earned first-team All-MAC honors after the 2008 season.
  • In 2007, his position group produced the top pass-catching combination in school history as Anderson and Brown a combined for 192 catches, 2,135 yards and 16 touchdowns.
  • Prior to joining the Central Michigan staff, Azzanni spent the previous six seasons at Bowling Green. He coached the wide receivers from 2003-06, leading a group that broke nearly every school receiving record.
  • Coached Charles Sharon, BGSU’s all-time leader in receptions (232), receiving yards (3,450) and touchdown catches (34).
  • In 2004, he coached a group that produced four receivers with 1,000 yards receiving.

Prominent Players Coached

  • WR ANTONIO BROWN, CMU: One of just two players in NCAA history to earn all-conference first-team honors at three positions (WR, PR, KR in 2008) in the same season. Was a two-time All-MAC first-team receiver (’08, ’09) under Azzanni. He was second team all-conference in 2007. Had two seasons over 1,000 yards receiving at Central Michigan and ranks second in MAC history with 305 career receptions. Had a streak of 41 straight games with a catch. Surpassed 3,100 receiving yards in his career and had 22 touchdowns. Also rushed for over 500 yards and 4 touchdowns in his career and amassed over 3400 return yards with five return touchdowns.
  • WR BRYAN ANDERSON, CMU: A first-team All-MAC selection in 2008 and second-team pick in 2007 and 2009. Ranks third all-time in MAC history with 290 career receptions. Established an NCAA mark with a catch in 54 consecutive games. Totaled more than 3,600 yards receiving and had 28 touchdowns in his career.
  • WR CHARLES SHARON, BGSU: Holds school records for career touchdown catches (34) and receiving yards (3,450) as a Falcon. Also set the record for career receptions (232) that has since been passed. Had back-to-back 1000-yard receiving seasons as a junior and senior

NFL Players (Round Drafted)

  • WR Steve Sanders (UFA) – Bowling Green ’06 – Cleveland Browns
  • WR Charles Sharon (UFA) – Bowling Green ‘06 – Jacksonville Jaguars
  • WR Cole Magner (UFA) – Bowling Green ’05 – Atlanta Falcons

Personal Information

Age: 33
Birthdate: Aug. 10. 1976
Hometown: Utica, Michigan
Education: Central Michigan (1999)
Family: Married to Julia Azzanni. Has two daughters, Ava and Lyla.

Bowl Games as a Coach

  • 2003: Motor City
  • 2004: GMAC
  • 2007: Motor City
  • 2008: Motor City
  • 2009: Motor City
  • 2010: Sugar
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