Hoosiers make new defensive coordinator hire official
Indiana has officially named Charlton Warren the team’s next defensive coordinator. He will be replacing Kane Wommack, who left the Hoosiers to become the head coach at South Alabama.
Warren comes to Indiana after serving as the defensive backs coach at Georgia for the past two seasons. He’s also had stops at Florida, Tennessee, Nebraska, North Carolina and Air Force.
“Charlton is a man of high character, a strong leader, a great recruiter and has the ability to pull greatness out of his players,” head coach Tom Allen said in a statement. “I look forward to him capturing the hearts and minds of our defensive players and coaches as he continues to build our defense. We are pleased to welcome Charlton and his family to Bloomington.”
Not only does Warren bring nearly two decades of coaching experience to Indiana, but he’s a strong recruiter. He’s ranked as one of the Top 20 on the recruiting front, according to 247Sports, and helped Georgia land some big-time prospects over the past two seasons.
Allen has always prioritized defense with the Hoosiers, having been a defensive coordinator in the past. In 2020, the Hoosiers ranked No. 4 in the B1G in scoring defense (20.6 points per game) and averaged 2.2 interceptions per game (17 total) to lead the nation.
“I am humbled Coach Allen has given me the opportunity to lead this awesome group of young men as Indiana University’s defensive coordinator,” Warren said. “I cannot wait to help this team achieve greatness on and off the field.”
The Hoosiers are coming off a tremendous season in 2020, finishing 6-2 with the only regular season loss coming in a 42-35 defeat to Ohio State in Columbus.