Zach Azzanni is leaving Wisconsin to become receivers coach for Butch Jones at Tennessee, the Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday night.
Azzanni was Jones' receivers coach at Central Michigan from 2007-09 and his hiring would complete Jones' new staff at Tennessee.
Tennessee has not confirmed Azzanni's hiring yet. Jones was named Tennessee's new coach Dec. 7.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported that Azzanni was leaving for Tennessee, citing a source close to the Wisconsin program.
The newspaper said Azzanni will coach Wisconsin through the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 against Stanford.
Wisconsin beat writer Thomas Mulhern said, "Azzanni's energetic and hard-driving style was embraced by his players.''
Tennessee will be Azzanni's fifth school in five years.
Azzanni also has ties to Urban Meyer. He coached for Meyer at Bowling Green and rejoined Meyer as receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Florida in 2010.
When Meyer resigned citing health reasons, Azzanni went to Western Kentucky as offensive coordinator in 2011 and then to Wisconsin as receivers coach for Brad Bielema in 2012.
Bielema resigned last week to take over at Arkansas. Wisconsin has not hired a new coach.
Azzanni, from Utica, Mich., played receiver at Central Michigan from 1994-98. His career began as a walk-on.
After six years at Bowling Green, he returned to his alma mater to serve as Jones' receivers coach with the additional title of assistant head coach.
When Jones left Central Michigan for Cincinnati in 2010, Azzanni went to Florida.
Jones confirmed his UT staff Thursday, all but the receivers position. He first pursued former UT quarterback Tee Martin but Martin elected to stay at Southern Cal.
Azzanni becomes the fifth member of Jones' Central Michigan coaching staff to join him at Tennessee. The other four also coached for Jones at Cincinnati from 2010-12.