2009-10: Warren Belin enters his eighth season coaching linebackers at Vanderbilt. The 19-year veteran also is in his second year as recruiting coordinator after having worked as special teams coordinator in 2006-07.
In each of Belin's years at Vanderbilt, he has worked with stellar linebackers. In 2008, junior Patrick Benoist earned second team All-SEC honors while Chris Marve became an All-SEC freshman pick selection. Both were among the SEC's top tacklers.
In 2006-07, Belin worked with All-SEC pick Jonathan Goff and versatile Marcus Buggs. Both are now in their second year in the NFL: Goff with the New York Giants and Buggs with the Buffalo Bills.
In 2004-05, Moses Osemwegie was a first team All-SEC player. In 2002, Hunter Hillenmeyer earned the National Student Athlete Award after leading the league in tackles and garnering All-SEC honors.
Belin served in a similar role at Southern Methodist before coming to Vanderbilt. In five years at SMU, at least one of Belin's linebackers were named All-Western Athletic Conference each year of his service. Vic Viloria was named first team All-WAC as a junior. Another SMU pupil, Jason Simonton, was a two-time All-WAC selection. A third player, Chris Bordano, was WAC Western Division Defensive Player of the Year in 1997. Prior to joining the SMU staff, Belin worked as an assistant coach at William & Mary, Cornell and East Tennessee State.
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 B.S. in Health and Sports Science from Wake Forest, graduating cum laude. He was named to the ACC All-Academic Team in 1990, and was a two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient.
Belin is married to the former Yolanda Taylor. They are the parents of three daughters: Camryn, 7; and 4-year-old twins Morgan and MacKenzi.