Coaches

George Warhop
Offensive Line Coach
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Riverside, Calif.
Experience:
30

Biography

George Warhop is entering his fifth year of service as the offensive line coach with the Browns and his 18th overall in the NFL.

George Warhop is entering his fifth year of service as the offensive line coach with the Browns and his 18th overall in the NFL.

In Warhop’s four years with the team, left tackle Joe Thomas has been voted to the AFC Pro Bowl squad each season, while also being selected to numerous All-Pro teams.  Center Alex Mack was a consensus all-rookie selection in 2009 and was selected to the 2010 AFC Pro Bowl roster and Sports Illustrated’s All-Pro team. The 2010 season marked the first time since the 1981 Pro Bowl that at least two Browns offensive linemen were chosen to the AFC squad.

Last season, four linemen participated in every offensive play as Thomas, Mack, right guard Shawn Lauvao and rookie right tackle Mitchell Schwartz played every offensive snap. Thomas has started and played in each of the first 96 games of his career, while Mack has started the first 64 games of his career. Neither player has missed an offensive snap during their career. In addition, Schwartz was one of six rookie offensive linemen and one of four tackles to start every game in 2012. He was also selected to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie team.

Prior to joining the Browns in 2009, Warhop spent the previous four seasons with the 49ers.  In San Francisco, Warhop shaped an offensive line which paved the way for running back Frank Gore to become the first player in franchise history with three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons (2006-08).  This included a franchise-record 1,695 yards in 2006, a figure which led the NFC that year.  In 2007, Warhop oversaw the development of rookie tackle Joe Staley, who opened all 16 games at right tackle and became the first rookie offensive lineman in 49ers history to start all 16 contests.  In addition, guard Larry Allen was selected to the NFC Pro Bowl squad that year.

Warhop joined San Francisco after spending the previous two seasons (2003-04) with the Dallas Cowboys. In Warhop’s two years with the Cowboys, tackle Flozell Adams and guard Larry Allen were selected to the NFC Pro Bowl squad both times.

Warhop got his start in the NFL as an offensive line assistant with the St. Louis Rams from 1996-97.  That catapulted him into the position of offensive line coach with the Arizona Cardinals in 1998, a spot he held for the next five years.  During his tenure with the Cardinals, Warhop tutored the group through a steady decline in quarterback sacks allowed from the 78 surrendered in 1997 – the year prior to his arrival – to 50 in 1998, 45 in 1999, 35 in 2000 and 29 in 2001.

Warhop entered the coaching arena in 1983, as a student assistant at his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati.  He then served on the offensive staffs at the University of Kansas (1984-86), Vanderbilt University (1987-89) and the University of New Mexico (1990-91).  From 1991-92, he was the offensive coordinator for the London Monarchs of the World League of American Football, helping that team to a World Bowl title in 1991.  He had a pair of stops as an offensive line coach at the collegiate level, at SMU (1993) and Boston College (1994-95) before embarking on his NFL career.

Warhop was a standout offensive lineman at Rubidoux High School in Riverside, Calif., and went on to play guard at Mount San Jacinto (Calif.) College before moving on to the University of Cincinnati, where he played center.

George Warhop’s Coaching Background:

1983                University of Cincinnati, Student Assistant Coach

1984-86           University of Kansas, Offensive Staff

1987-89           Vanderbilt University, Offensive Staff

1990-91           University of New Mexico, Offensive Staff

1991-92           London Monarchs (WLAF), Offensive Coordinator

1993                Southern Methodist University, Offensive Line Coach

1994-95           Boston College, Offensive Line Coach

1996-97           St. Louis Rams, Offensive Line Assistant Coach

1998-2002       Arizona Cardinals, Offensive Line Coach

2003-04           Dallas Cowboys, Offensive Line Coach

2005-08           San Francisco 49ers, Offensive Line Coach

2009-               Cleveland Browns, Offensive Line Coach