Battle Returns to the Nest
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.