Defensive coordinator Charlton Warren leaves IU for North Carolina

After replacing its offensive coordinator last month, Indiana is now in the market for a new defensive coordinator.

Charlton Warren has left Indiana to become the co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at North Carolina that program announced on Saturday.

North Carolina also announced Gene Chizik as assistant head coach for defense.  IU head coach Tom Allen previously said he consulted Chizik prior to hiring Warren in 2021. Chizik and Warren were both on the Tar Heels’ defensive staff during the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Warren spent one season as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Indiana.  Indiana’s defense regressed in his lone season as the Hoosiers allowed 384 yards per game and 33.3 points per game.  The IU defense had just five interceptions in the 12-game 2021 season after amassing 17 in eight games in 2020.  Similarly, the Hoosiers had just 17 sacks in 2021 after amassing 25 in 2020.

Prior to his time with the Hoosiers, Warren spent two seasons on the Georgia defensive staff coaching the defensive backs.

Warren replaced Kane Wommack following the 2020 season when Wommack was hired as the head coach at South Alabama.  Prior to that head coach Tom Allen was the defensive coordinator.

Earlier in the week Indiana also lost defensive line coach Kevin Peoples to Missouri.

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