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After a successful four-year tenure as Director of Athletics at The University of Alabama, Bill Battle transitioned into his current role as Special Assistant to the President in 2017. While leading Alabama athletics, they produced three NCAA team national championships, 11 SEC team championships in five different sports, 17 NCAA individual/relay titles; 40 Academic All-Americans; and 21 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship awardees.
Battle has had an impactful role in a career that spans more than 50 years and has encompassed some of the most historically compelling issues in collegiate athletics. From his days as a football player under head coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant, on to assistant coaching stints at Oklahoma, Army and Tennessee, and becoming the nation’s youngest head football coach at UT.
At Tennessee, Battle played a key role in the rise of the African-American student-athlete in the South as he oversaw the development of UT’s first black quarterback. After his coaching days came to an end, he excelled in the business world by bringing the licensing of logos, slogans and other intellectual property to universities. That development brought about a major new revenue stream, enriching institutions across America.
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