- Associated Press - Monday, January 16, 2017

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has hired Charlton Warren of North Carolina to replace Willie Martinez as defensive backs coach.

Tennessee said in a statement Monday that coach Butch Jones felt “extremely fortunate” to add someone of Warren’s caliber to “our coaching staff and our defensive meeting room.”

Athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson said Warren agreed to a two-year contract worth $450,000 annually.

Warren has spent the last two seasons as North Carolina’s secondary coach. He also was Nebraska’s secondary coach in 2014 and spent nine years on Air Force’s staff, including a stint as the Falcons’ defensive coordinator.

Martinez had been the Volunteers’ secondary coach for each of Jones’ first four seasons at Tennessee.

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