Warwick named FSU football chief of staff
By Derek Satterfield
Bruce Warwick has been named Florida State football’s chief of staff, head coach Mike Norvell announced.
“I’m pleased to announce the addition of Bruce Warwick to the Florida State football family as our chief of staff,” Norvell said. “It’s been a top priority to attract championship-level personnel to impact our program not only on the field but off of it as well, and I feel like I have hit a homerun with Bruce. He brings extensive experience in football operations with 17 seasons in the National Football League with the Rams and Packers organizations. Coupled with 12 years of experience in the ACC, SEC and Big East, Bruce will bring a diverse perspective implementing our all-inclusive approach of the Nole Way throughout the program and university. Bruce’s experience in facility development and upgrades will be a critical asset as we take the next step enhancing our facilities to remain among the nation’s elite.”
In his role as chief of staff, Warwick will coordinate all aspect of the program’s administrative impact and influence. He also will work closely with the coaching, recruiting, operations, academics and communications staffs.
“Since Coach Norvell took over, there has been an unmistakable energy and buzz around Florida State football, an iconic program with a rich and decorated history,” Warwick said. “My conversations with Coach Norvell had me convinced that he is a dynamic leader that will do some special things at Florida State, and I wanted to be a part of it. The invaluable experience I gained at the Rams has prepared me for the incredible opportunities that lay ahead. I am grateful to Rams owner/chairman Stan Kroenke and COO Kevin Demoff for my years with that world-class organization. This is an exciting time for Seminole football, and I can’t wait to get to work to help deliver a championship to Tallahassee.”
Warwick comes to Florida State after spending the last eight seasons as director of operations for the Rams and the previous three as assistant to the head coach, working from 2009-15 in St. Louis and then relocating with the team to Los Angeles for the last four seasons. He led the organization’s operations related to the move as he was responsible for all logistical operations and execution for players, coaches and front office staff. The move included building four fully operational team facilities in addition to two business operation sites and insuring all daily operational and technical needs were addressed as well as all NFL gameday requirements were met.
With the Rams, he worked for three different head coaches and was in charge of travel operations and organizing training camps as well as overseeing construction at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Rams won two straight NFC West division titles and in 2018 advanced to Super Bowl LIII after a 13-win regular season.
Warwick served as the assistant athletic director for football operations at the University of Tennessee in 2007 and 2008, helping the 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 Duke’s director of player personnel. In that 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 fund-raising arm of the athletics department.
From 2000-05, Warwick was the assistant to the general manager and director of football administration with the Green Bay Packers. In his six seasons with the Packers, he oversaw staff in strength, video, training room, equipment and player programs as well as managed the team’s annual training camp and mini-camps. Additionally, he was responsible for all coaching and personnel staff contracts, new hires 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 was a football administrative graduate assistant in 1991.