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Sport(s)  Football
1970–1976  Tennessee
Spouse  Mary Battle
1960–1962  Alabama
Overall  59–22–2
Education  University of Alabama
1964–1965  Army (assistant)
Name  Bill Battle
Positions  End
1966–1969  Tennessee (ends)
Role  Coach

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Similar People  Mal Moore, Anthony Grant, Doug Dickey, Condredge Holloway, Johnny Majors

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William Raines "Bill" Battle III (born December 8, 1941) is an American college athletics administrator and former football coach. He is the athletic director of the University of Alabama. He was appointed by University President Judy L. Bonner and approved by the board of trustees March 22, 2013. He succeeded long-time director Mal Moore, who stepped down for health reasons at age 73.


Bill Battle As a young coach Bill Battle was ahead of his time ALcom

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Bill Battle As a young coach Bill Battle was ahead of his time ALcom

Battle was formerly a licensing executive and a college football player and coach. He was the head football coach at the University of Tennessee from 1970 to 1976. At the time, he began as head coach, he was, at 29, the youngest college head coach in the country. A native of Birmingham, Alabama and a graduate of the University of Alabama, Battle was one of many of Bear Bryant's former players and assistant coaches who would later become head coaches.

Bill Battle As a young coach Bill Battle was ahead of his time ALcom

Despite a 59–22–2 record in seven seasons in Knoxville in an era in which Alabama dominated the Southeastern Conference and annually contended for the national championship, Battle was forced out after the 1976 season, allowing Volunteer legend Johnny Majors to return to his alma mater after leading Pittsburgh to the 1976 national championship.

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Battle is the founder and chairman of The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC). In 1981, while working for Golden Eagle Enterprises in Selma, Alabama, Battle signed Paul "Bear" Bryant to a licensing agreement. The University of Alabama signed on as CLC’s first university client. In 1983, Battle moved the newly formed company to Atlanta, Georgia.

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Battle is also a member of the group that votes in the Harris Interactive College Football Poll.

Personal life

Bill Battle was born William Raines Battle III in Birmingham, Alabama. Battle's father, William Raines "Bill" Battle Jr., was athletic director at Birmingham–Southern College from 1952 to 1974. His grandfather William Raines Battle was a Methodist minister.

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