Vanderbilt loses linebackers coach to Southeastern Conference rival

Friday, February 5, 2010 at 5:35pm
Staff reports

Warren Belin, an assistant on Bobby Johnson’s staff at Vanderbilt since 2002, has been named linebackers coach at the University of Georgia.

Belin was one of seven assistants who has worked under Johnson for all of the coach’s eight seasons at Vanderbilt. He has been linebackers coach the entire time and has served as recruiting coordinator the last two.

“I want to thank Coach (Bobby) Johnson and the Vandy staff for eight great years competing in the SEC and everything they have provided me and my family,” Belin said in a release on the UGA website. “I’m looking forward to the next step in my career with Coach (Mark) Richt and the opportunity to compete for SEC and national championships.”

Belin helped develop players such as Jonathan Goff, Marcus Buggs and Hunter Hillenmeyer — all currently are in the NFL — as well as Patrick Benoist and Chris Marve, who were among the Southeastern Conference’s tackling leaders the last two seasons.

“Warren has had some of the best linebackers and tacklers in the league for years,” Richt, Georgia's head coach, said. “I’ve always admired his work at Vandy and people have been talking to me about him for quite a while.”


1 Comment on this post:

By: joetitan on 2/9/10 at 10:31

Wouldn't they rather have an offensive coordinator?