McKenzie Milton has joined Tennessee’s coaching staff as an offensive analyst, the program announced on Thursday.

Milton, who last played for the Noles in 2021, will now begin his coaching journey under Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel. Milton played for Heupel at Central Florida earlier in his collegiate career.

“McKenzie represents everything that is great about college football,” Heupel said in a press release. “His perseverance, determination and leadership are attributes that made him successful as a player and will no doubt translate to him being an outstanding future coach. He’s always been a student of the game and understands the why behind what we do. We are thrilled to welcome McKenzie, Jany and Madden to Rocky Top.”

Milton also said he was thankful to begin his coaching career with the Vols.

“I couldn’t be more excited about starting my coaching career at Tennessee and reuniting with Coach Heupel,” Milton said in a statement. “I am grateful to Coach Heupel and Director of Athletics Danny White for giving me this opportunity. Their leadership makes a difference. I look forward to helping the program in any way I can.”

Milton was a Heisman Trophy candidate under Heupel at UCF until a serious leg injury forced him to miss the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He then transferred to FSU ahead of the 2021 campaign.

In his lone season with Florida State in 2021, Milton threw for 775 yards and 3 touchdowns while splitting time with Jordan Travis.