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Battle Returns to the Nest

Jan 03, 2018 12:45PM

Head Coach Craig Battle is excited about returning to the College Park High School boys basketball program. Previously under Coach Battle’s tutelage, the Falcons nested four consecutive 20-win seasons, four league championships, and five trips to the North Coast Section Playoffs in six years -- winning the Northern California Division II Championship (2013) and a trip to the state finals. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Coach Battle attended Saint Augustine’s College, Raleigh, N.C., before serving in the U. S. Air Force.  He accumulated over 25 years of semi pro (U.S. Air Force), college (Solano, Suisun City), and high school (Mt. Diablo, Concord; College Park, Pleasant Hill; Saint Mary’s College, Albany) basketball coaching experience. Coach Battle enjoys the game of basketball and strives to bring out the best in each player, both on and off the court, while fostering positive development of the young student athlete. He admires good leadership and encourages aspiring student athletes to focus on their goals and be prepared to go “all out” to be successful. Coach Battle teaches varying styles of basketball, from aggressive defenses to high-scoring, up-tempo offenses, which require great stamina and discipline. He ensures that his student athletes are prepared for the next level of competition. 

Photo: College Park boys basketball coaches (LtoR):  Varsity Asst. Coach Corey Battle, Freshman Coach Jay Hopkins, Freshmen Asst. Coach Malena Clegg, Varsity Head Coach Craig Battle, Varsity Asst. Coach Andy Myhr, JV Coach Troy Jones, and JV Coach Owen Daily.


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