The Tar Heels football team will lose one more member from 2016 as defensive backs coach Charlton Warren will leave the program in order to join the Tennessee coaching staff. Warren will continue to coach the secondary in his new role.
North Carolina has already lost much of their starting offense to graduation this year. They were further hurt by juniors Mitch Trubisky and Elijah Hood declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft. In a year that is looking more and more like a rebuild, Warren has seemingly left for greener pastures on a bigger stage.
Over the span of his career, Warren has served in multiple roles with Air Force, ultimately serving as their head coach from 2013 to 2014. From there, he moved to Nebraska to serve as their secondary coach before joining UNC in the same role for 2015. Over the course of his tenure, he has helped the Carolina secondary improve dramatically and become an important piece of the puzzle. With guys like Des Lawrence and Dominquie Green graduating, it will be that much harder to put together another strong secondary.
Warren has also shown a proven track record on the recruiting trail. He was instrumental in bringing in recent commits like C.J. Cotman, Xach Gill, Tre Shaw, and D.J. Crossen. He also brought the likes of Tomon Fox, Patrice Rene, Myles Dorn, and Dominique Ross into the program.