Florida State Vice President and Director of Athletics Michael Alford announced on Monday the promotion of FSU Football Chief of Staff Bruce Warwick to Associate Director of Athletics for football. Warwick will continue to oversee football-related operations as a member of the athletics leadership team.
“Bruce is a professional whose attention to detail and wealth of experience has been instrumental in the progress of our football program,” said Alford. “He will continue to be Coach Norvell’s best administrator while adding his expertise to our management team.”
Warwick, who has 31 years of operations experience including 17 years in the NFL and 14 in college programs, has served as chief of staff since December 2019 where he coordinates all aspects of the program’s administrative impact and influence. . He will continue to work closely with the coaching, recruiting, operations, academics and communications staff.
From his FSU bio:
Warwick came to Florida State after spending eight seasons as the Rams’ chief operating officer and the previous three as an assistant head coach, working from 2009-15 at St. Louis, then relocating with the team in Los Angeles for the past four seasons. He led the organization’s operations related to the move as he was responsible for all logistical and fulfillment operations for players, coaches and reception staff. The move included building four fully operational team facilities in addition to two commercial operating sites and ensuring that all day-to-day operational and technical needs were met as well as all NFL gameday requirements.
With the Rams, he worked for three different head coaches and was responsible for travel operations and organizing training camps as well as supervising construction at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Rams have won back-to-back NFC West Division titles and in 2018 advanced to Super Bowl LIII after a 13-win regular season.
Warwick was assistant athletic director of football operations at the University of Tennessee in 2007 and 2008, helping Volunteers reach the 2007 SEC Championship Game and finish the year with 10 wins after defeating No. 18 Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl. In 2006, he was director of player personnel at Duke. In this role, he was heavily involved in recruiting efforts while serving as the program’s liaison for academic support, community relations, ACC officials, computer technology, and the Iron Dukes, a fundraising arm. athletic department funds.
From 2000 to 2005, Warwick was the Assistant General Manager and Director of Football Administration with the Green Bay Packers. During his six seasons with the Packers, he oversaw strength, video, practice room, equipment and player programs staff, as well as managed the annual training camp and team mini-camps. Additionally, he was responsible for all coaching staff and staff contracts, new recruits, and the minority internship program while also serving as a liaison to the NFL office and NFL officials.
Warwick began his career at Syracuse, where he was a graduate football administrative assistant in 1991. He returned to be Orange’s director of football operations from 1996 to 1999, helping Syracuse win three consecutive Big East championships from 1996 to 1998. Between stints at Syracuse, he worked in football operations at Maryland for two seasons and served as Clemson’s assistant athletic director for football management from 1994 to 1995.
Warwick received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia College in 1989 and completed his master’s degree in sports management from the US Sports Academy in 1993. He and his wife, Debra, have three sons, Alexander, Joseph and Jacob.