Belin brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the staff
Warren Belin is set to begin his third season as linebackers coach at Wake Forest after being retained by head coach Dave Clawson.
Belin, who was a three-year starter at linebacker and four-year letterman for the Demon Deacons from 1987-90, brings over 25 years of coaching experience to the staff.
Charged with coaching the inside linebackers in his first season at Wake Forest in 2013, Belin guided Mike Olson and Brandon Chubb to impressive seasons. Chubb was a breakout star as a sophomore, ranking second on the team with 88 tackles. In his senior campaign, Olson made 81 stops, ranking fourth-best on the squad.
In 2014, Chubb earned All-ACC honors and, along with fellow linebacker Marquel Lee, accumulated over 100 tackles.
The veteran coach returned to Wake Forest for the 2013 season after two years in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and a combined nine years in the SEC at Georgia and Vanderbilt.
In two seasons with the Panthers, Belin tutored a pair of solid linebackers. James Anderson set a team-record with 174 tackles in 2011 and Luke Kuechly finished with 164 tackles and was named the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2012.
Working with the inside linebackers in his only season at Georgia in 2010, Belin mentored linebacker Akeem Dent, who led the team and ranked second in the Southeastern Conference with 126 tackles. Dent, an All-SEC second-team choice, was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Additionally, Belin handled the Bulldogs' kickoff coverage unit, which ranked first in the conference.
Before moving to Georgia, Belin spent eight seasons as linebackers coach at Vanderbilt from 2002-09. In addition, he served as the team's recruiting coordinator during his last two years and special teams coordinator from 2006-07. While with the Commodores, Belin produced several future NFL player as well as numerous All-SEC selections, including Hunter Hillenmeyer, Jonathan Goff and Marcus Buggs.
From 1997-2001, Belin coached linebackers at Southern Methodist. In each of Belin's five seasons with the Mustangs, at least one member of his linebacking corps captured All-Western Athletic Conference recognition. He also tutored linebackers at Cornell in 1991 and 1993-94 and at East Tennessee State in 1992 prior to overseeing the defensive line at William & Mary in 1995 and linebackers in 1996.
Belin was a four-year letterwinner for the Demon Deacons from 1987-90. He redshirted in 1986 but was named the team's top defensive scout team player. Belin ranked third on the team in tackles in 1988 with 81 and second on the team in 1989 with 80 tackles. He finished his career with 236 tackles.
Starting 30 games in his career, including all 11 games in both 1988 and 1989, Belin was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week in 1988 after a win over Maryland in which he had 7 solo tackles and a sack. His brother Levern also played with him at Wake Forest
As a prep, Belin helped lead Forest Hills High School in Marshville, N.C. to the 1984 2A state title. He was named team MVP and earned All-State honors.
Belin and his wife Yolanda have three daughters, Camryn and twins Morgan and MacKenzi.
The Warren Belin File
October 20, 1967
Camryn, Morgan, MacKenzi
Wake Forest, 1990
B.A. in Health & Sports Science
Four-year letterwinner from 1987-90 ... Redshirted in 1986 but was named the team's top defensive scout team player ... Was third on the team in tackles in 1988 with 81 and ranked second on the team in 1989 with 80 tackles ... Finished his career with 236 career tackles ... Started 30 career games including all 11 in 1988 and 1989 ... Had a career high 11 tackles vs. Tulsa in 1989 ... Named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week in 1988 after a win over Maryland in which he had 7 solo tackles and a sack ... Played at WFU with his brother Levern ... Native of Marshville, NC (Forest Hills) where he was team MVP, all-state, and helped team to 1984 2A state title..