Dan Mullen adds to his Florida staff, hiring Tennessee's DBs coach – SECcountry.com
Florida coach Dan Mullen announced another new hire to his coaching staff Friday, adding Tennessee defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator Charlton Warren.
Warren launched his coaching career at the Air Force Academy, his alma mater, from 2005-13 before spending a season coaching the defensive backs at Nebraska, two seasons in the same role at North Carolina and then last season with the Vols.
He is the fifth assistant coach Mullen has hired since taking over the program, following offensive assistants Billy Gonzales, John Hevesy and Brian Johnson and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.
Those four and new Gators strength coach Nick Savage all worked with Mullen at Mississippi State.
While Florida didn’t announce official roles for any of the new hires other than Grantham, Gonzales worked with the wide receivers and oversaw the passing game at Mississippi State, Hevesy worked with the offensive line and directed the running game and the two shared the co-offensive coordinator title. Johnson, meanwhile, previously worked as the Bulldogs’ quarterbacks coach before spending last season as the offensive coordinator at Houston.
Florida also has two holdovers still from the previous staff in linebackers coach Tim Skipper and running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider, though there has not been an official announcement about their long-term status.
It was reported earlier Friday that Brad Davis, the Gators’ offensive line coach last season, was taking the same position at Missouri, while another temporary holdover, defensive line coach Chris Rumph, left earlier to take a job at Tennessee.
Warren’s role at Florida also wasn’t specified in the news release. Last season at Mississippi State, with Grantham as his defensive coordinator, Mullen had separate coaches for the cornerbacks and safeties so it remains to be seen what Warren’s official responsibilities will be with the Gators.