Vols hire Bruce Warwick

Bruce Warwick, Tennessee newest member of the football administrative staff, brings a healthy mixture of collegiate and professional experience to the position of Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations. Head coach Phillip Fulmer announced the hiring of Warwick on Thursday.

Warwick comes to the Vols from Duke and from the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Before spending last season with the Blue Devils as Director of Player Personnel/Development, Warwick served nearly six years in Green Bay as Assistant to the General Manager/Director of Football Administration.

"I am excited about having Bruce Warwick join our team," Fulmer said. "He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position. His experience as a college administrator along with his experience at the professional level should serve us all very well."

Warwick replaces Gerry Dickey, who left the Vols last month to take the position of regional accounts manager with Action Sports Media in Oklahoma City.

During six seasons with the Packers, Warwick directed the team's daily football operations. He oversaw staff in the areas of strength, video, training room, equipment and player programs, as well as managing the annual training camp and mini-camps.

Warwick also was responsible for all coaching and personnel staff contracts, new hires and the minority internship program, while serving as a liaison to the NFL office and NFL officials.

Before joining the Packers in March 2000, he served briefly as Director of Football Administration for NFL Europe.

In one year at Duke, Warwick became heavily involved with Duke?s recruiting efforts while serving as the program's liaison for academic support, community relations, ACC officials, computer technology and the Iron Dukes, a fund-raising arm of the athletics department.

"It is an honor and a privilege to be at a program with the status of Tennessee and competing in a premier football conference like the SEC," Warwick said.

A Baldwinsville, N.Y., native, Warwick began his football administrative duties as Assistant Recruiting Coordinator at Syracuse. He followed that with two seasons as Assistant to the AD for Football Operations at Maryland before serving two years as Assistant AD for Football Management at Clemson. Warwick returned to Syracuse in February 1996 for a four-year stint as Director of Football Operations.

Warwick graduated in 1989 with a business administration degree from Columbia College in Syracuse. He earned a master?s in sport management in 1993 from the U.S. Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala.

Married to the former Debra Zampini of Liverpool, N.Y., Warwick this month welcomed his third son to the family with the March 2 birth of Jacob. The Warwicks also are the parents of Alexander, who turns 5 on the day of the EdAmerica Orange and White Game, and Joseph, who turns 3 just a few days before that.

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