Kirby Paul Smart was born Dec. 23, 1975 in Montgomery, Alabama. Smart graduated from Bainbridge (Ga.) High School. His HS coach was his dad, Sonny Smart. Smart played football at Georgia from 1995-98 and graduated with an undergraduate business degree in 1998. He earned a master's degree from Florida State in 2003. Smart was a first-team All-SEC choice as a senior at Georgia in 1998. A safety, Smart intercepted 13 passes while playing for the Bulldogs. Smart intercepted six passes as a junior and five as

Georgia hires defensive backs coach from Florida

Georgia announced Saturday afternoon the hiring of Charlton Warren as the Bulldogs’ defensive backs coach. 

Warren is a native of Atlanta who graduated from Forest Park High School. He spent last season as the cornerbacks coach at Florida and was defensive backs coach and special-teams coordinator at Tennessee for the 2017 season. He also has coached at North Carolina (2015-16) and Nebraska (2014). 

“Charlton is from Atlanta and has a wide range of experience coaching defensive football at several universities and conferences around the country,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said in a statement released by UGA. “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.”  

He played defensive back for three seasons at Air Force and graduated in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering and earned his MBA from Georgia College and State University in 2003. 

After completed his active service in the Air Force at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia and Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

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