Warren Belin

Linebackers Coach

Warren Belin, a 12-year veteran of collegiate coaching, will continue the rich tradition of developing top-quality linebackers at Vanderbilt. He will direct the linebacking corps for Coach Johnson.

Belin, 34, served in a similar role at Southern Methodist for the last five years. During his SMU tenure, Belin continued the schoolís strong linebacking reputation and stingy defenses. At least one Mustang linebacker was named All-Western Athletic Conference each year of Belinís service. Vic Viloria, a preseason Butkus Award candidate in 2001, was named first team All-WAC as a junior and led the conference in tackles as a sophomore. Another of Belinís pupils, Jason Simonton, was an All-WAC selection in 1998 and 1999. A third linebacker and former Buktus Award candidate, Chris Bordano, was All-WAC and the conferenceís Western Division Defensive Player of the Year in 1997.

Prior to joining the SMU staff, Belin worked as an assistant coach at William & Mary, tutoring the defensive line in 1995 and linebackers in 1996 when the squad went 10-3, winning the Yankee Conference championship and going to the I-AA quarterfinals. He also served three years as a linebackers coach at Cornell (1991, 1993-94) and a year as linebackers coach at East Tennessee State in 1992.

A native of Marshville, N.C., Belin was a three-year starter and four-year letterman at Wake Forest from 1987-90. He earned a bachelorís degree in Health and Sports Science from Wake Forest, graduating cum laude. He was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic Team in 1990, and was a two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient.

Belin is active in FCA. Belin is married to the former,Yolanda Taylor, an assistant women's track and field coach at Vanderbilt. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Camryn.


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