Growing up in Brick Township, NJ, Warren played hockey in the Brick Township recreation/ hockey club from 1962 – 1973. He was a member of the BYHS ice hockey Team, 1972 – 1976. He was a member of the 1975 and 1976 Gordon Cup champions and the first state championship team of 1976.
Warren was fortunate to play in both inaugural NJ state championships in football 1974, and ice hockey 1976. After graduating Upsala College, he taught fourth and fifth grade in Brick for 30 years. During that time he coached football, ice hockey and golf at his alma mater.