CHAPEL HILL, N.C -- North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren has accepted the same job at Tennessee, the SEC school announced on Monday.
Warren, who joined the UNC coaching staff when Gene Chizik took over as defensive coordinator ahead of the 2015 season, directed a pass defense resurgence in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels had the most improved pass defense in the country in 2015 in both efficiency and yards per pass attempt. UNC allowed 11 passing touchdowns in 2016, which were the fewest allowed in the ACC.
UNC cornerbacks M.J. Stewart and Des Lawrence were All-ACC selections in both seasons under Warren’s tutelage.
Warren joins former defensive line coach Tray Scott as Tar Heel position coaches that have departed this offseason for SEC programs. Scott accepted the defensive line coach job at Ole Miss in December.