Bruce Warwick brings a healthy mixture of collegiate and National Football League experience to the position of Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations.
In his 17 years as a football administrator, the college teams he has been a part of have won four championships and participated in seven bowl games. Warwick's NFL tenure included three championships and six playoff games.
His duties at Tennessee call for oversight of all daily football-related operations. He supervises the community relations, equipment, recruiting, player relations and video departments. In addition, Warwick is responsible for the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center and the coordination of preseason camp, in-season practice sessions, travel, bowl arrangements and the football budget.
Warwick came to the Vols from Duke, spending 2006 with the Blue Devils as Director of Player Personnel/Development. During his one year in Durham, Warwick became heavily involved with Duke's recruiting efforts while serving as the liaison for academic support, community relations, ACC officials, computer technology and the Iron Dukes, a fund raising arm of the athletics department.
Before Duke it was six years with the NFL's Green Bay Packers as Assistant to General Manager/Director of Football Administration.
During his Packers tenure, Warwick directed the team's daily football operations en route to winning three consecutive NFC North Division titles and making four playoff appearances. The Packers were 53-27 over his first five years there, which was second only to the great Vince Lombardi teams in Packers history. He oversaw staff in the areas of strength, equipment, video, training room and player programs, as well as managing the annual training camp and mini-camps.
Warwick also was responsible for all coaching and personnel staff and scouts contracts. He was responsible for all new hires and the minority internship program, while serving as a liaison to the NFL office in New York and NFL officials.
Before joining the Packers in March 2000, he served briefly in New York City as Director of Football Administration for NFL Europe.
Warwick served as Director of Football Operations at Syracuse from 1996-99, managing the program during arguably the best football era in school history. Led by quarterback Donovan McNabb, the Orangemen won three consecutive Big East Conference championships and played in four bowl games, including two BCS appearances. Syracuse compiled a 33-16 record in that stretch and participated in the 1996 Liberty Bowl, 1997 Fiesta Bowl, 1999 Orange Bowl and 1999 Music City Bowl.
A Baldwinsville, N.Y., native, Warwick began his football administrative duties as Assistant Recruiting Coordinator at Syracuse during the 1991 Hall of Fame Bowl season. He became Assistant to the AD for Football Operations at Maryland from 1992-93 before serving as the Assistant Athletics Director for Football Management at Clemson from 1994-95, during which time the Tigers played in the Gator Bowl.
Warwick graduated in 1989 with a business administration degree from Columbia College in Syracuse. He earned a master's in sports management in 1991 from the U.S. Sports Academy in Daphne, Ala.
Born Jan. 1, 1967, Warwick is married to the former Debra Zampini of Liverpool, N.Y. Together they have three sons: Alexander (6), Joseph (4) and Jacob (1).