After receiving the news of Coach Lewis's battle with illness, Vanderbilt moved quickly to complete their coaching staff and didn't have to look too hard for someone familiar with the surroundings.
Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason targeted and reeled in former Commodores coach Warren Belin to coach the outside linebackers and give the Commodores defense another veteran voice with years of Power 5 Conference experience.
Belin was the Commodores linebackers coach under former head coach Bobby Johnson. He spent seven years in Nashville before leaving to take roles with Georgia, the Carolina Panthers and Wake Forest. He has been at Wake Forest over the past four season's, coaching the linebackers until last season when he was the Deacs off the field recruiting coordinator.
The Commodores wanted to make this move as soon as possible with spring practice beginning this morning. Coach Belin was in attendance today for the Dores 1st spring practice and is excited about being back in Nashville.