Derek Warehime Derek Warehime
Player Profile


Choctaw, Okla.
Tight Ends/Run Game Coordinator
Second Year
Alma Mater:
Tulsa '06


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  • Helped lead the New Mexico offense to a 188.1-yard improvement in the rushing game from 2011 to 2012
  • Helped lead Sam Houston State to 2011 FCS national championship game.
  • Coached an offensive line that helped the Bearkats rush for 255.9 yards per game and 46 TDs - the TDs ranking second in the FCS in '11.
  • Was a four-year starting center at Tulsa and first-team All-Western Athletic Conference performer his senior season.

Derek Warehime enters his second season with the University of New Mexico, after a two-year stint as offensive line coach at Sam Houston State. He coached with current Lobo offensive coordinator and former Bearkats OC Bob DeBesse the previous two seasons.

Warehime coached tight ends and helped with the offensive line, and the unit helped UNM become the most improved rushing team in the country from 2011 to 2012. After finishing 103rd in the nation in rushing in 2011, the Lobos finished No. 5 in 2012 with an average of 301.3 yards per game.

Warehime's tight end protégé Lucas Reed earned an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game for collegiate all-stars in January, 2013.

With Warehime in charge of the Sam Houston State offensive line, SHSU had the No. 6 rushing offense in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2011, averaging 255.9 yards per game. The Bearkats had averaged nearly 40 points per game. Tim Flanders ranked 17thin the Football Championship Subdivision with 1,644 yards, and teammate Richard Sincere added 979. Quarterback Brian Bell threw for 2,069 yards.

Center Travis Watson and offensive tackle Chris Crockett earned 2011 Sports Network/Fathead.com All-America honors under Warehime's tutelage.

In Warehime's first season, the Kats led the Southland Conference in rushing offense and had three players earn all-league honors. Running back Tim Flanders was named as the Southland's "Newcomer-of-the-Year."

Warehime worked two seasons as offensive line and tight ends coach and strength and conditioning coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He was the Boll Weevils' offensive coordinator in 2009.

UAM led the Gulf South Conference in total offense (499.3 yards per game) and rushing offense (244.4). UAM quarterback Scott Buisson was 2008 GSC Player of the Year, and Joe Wilson and Jon Meadows earned All-GSC honors as offensive linemen.

Warehime spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Rice University from 2006-07. He worked with the offensive line and served as the team's assistant video coordinator. The Owls made their first postseason appearance in 45 years at the New Orleans bowl, were runners-up in the Conference USA West Division and set 40 offensive school records.

Warehime spent the 2005 season at his alma mater, the University of Tulsa, where he was a student assistant with the offensive line. The Golden Hurricane won the 2005 Conference USA football championship and defeated Fresno State in the Liberty Bowl.

Warehime started 34 games as center for Tulsa (2001-04). He played on Tulsa's 7-4 Humanitarian Bowl squad in 2003 and was named as a first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection his senior year in 2004.

Warehime is a 2006 graduate of the University of Tulsa with a bachelor's degree in history and education. Warehime played high school football at Choctaw High School in Midwest City, Okla.

He and his wife Kelly are the parents of two daughters, Kaysen and Kylee.

The Warehime File

Hometown: Choctaw, Okla.
Birthdate: Jan. 6, 1983
Family: wife Kelly; daughters Kaysen, Kylee
Education: B.S., history, education - Tulsa, 2006
Playing Experience: Tulsa 2001-04,

Bowl game: 2003 Humanitarian Bowl

Coaching experience:
2012-present New Mexico (Tight Ends)
2010-11 Sam Houston State (Offensive Line)
2009 Arkansas-Monticello (Offensive Coordinator)
2008 Arkansas-Monticello (Offensive Line, Tight Ends, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator)
2006-07 Rice (Graduate Assistant, Assistant Video Coordinator)
2005 Tulsa (Offensive Line Student Assistant)

Postseason: 2011 FCS Championship, 2006 New Orleans Bowl, 2005 Liberty Bowl