ATHENS, Ga. — There may be no clear endgame to UGA football's extensive search for a defensive coordinator, but the other positions are being filled in a timely manner.

On Saturday, the Bulldogs named Charlton Warren as the new defensive backs coach

Warren succeeds Mel Tucker, who served a dual role with Georgia last season, in terms of coaching up the secondary and directing the overall defense.

As a reward for his yeoman work, Tucker got hired as the new head coach at Colorado in December

Tucker left the program soon after that, meaning UGA had been without a full-time defensive coordinator or DBs coach for roughly six weeks.

Georgia marks the third different SEC East destination for Warren–an Atlanta native–in three years. He coached the defensive backs last season at Florida, while handling DBs and special teams at Tennessee the previous year.

Warren also has extensive experience outside the SEC, namely North Carolina, Nebraska and the Air Force Academy (his playing-days alma mater). 

"Charlton is from Atlanta and has a wide range of experience coaching defensive football at several universities and conferences around the country," said UGA head coach Kirby Smart.  

"His entire coaching career has been on the defensive side of the ball and especially defensive backs. He has developed an outstanding record and reputation in the coaching profession and he’ll bring great knowledge and energy to our staff."