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Corey Batoon

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Corey Batoon
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Current position
TitleDefensive Coordinator/Safeties
ConferenceMountain West
Biographical details
Born (1968-10-01) October 1, 1968 (age 52)
Honolulu, HI
Alma materLong Beach State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991-1992Pierce Junior College (ST/DB)
1993-1995Saint Mary's (CA) (DB/RC)
1996Central Missouri State (ST/S)
1997Montana (DL)
1998-2008Northern Arizona (AHC/DC)
2009-2011Arkansas State (ST/DB)
2012-2015Ole Miss (DA)
2015-2016Ole Miss (ST/S)
2017Florida Atlantic (co-DC/ST/S)
2018-presentHawaii (DC/S)
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
2012-2015Ole Miss (Assistant AD)

Corey Batoon (born October 1st, 1968) is an American football coach. Batoon is currently the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at the University of Hawaii. He was previously the co-defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator and safeties coach at Florida Atlantic University.

Personal Life[edit]

Batoon is a graduate of Saint Louis School in Hawaii.[1] He then attended San Diego City Junior College for two years and Long Beach State, graduating in 1991 with a B.S. in Political Science.[2] He also earned a Master's degree in Health and Physical Education and Recreation at Saint Mary's College in 1996.[2] Batoon and his wife Stacy have two daughters named Brandy and Summer.[3]

Coaching Career[edit]

Batoon began his coaching career at Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles, where he was the defensive backs and special teams coach for 2 years.[2] He then moved on to Saint Mary's College in 1993, where he coached defensive backs and was a recruiting coordinator for the Gaels for 3 years.[2] He spent 1 year at Central Missouri State as a special teams coordinator and safeties coach and the next year at Montana as a defensive line coach.[2] He spent the next 11 years at Northern Arizona University, where he was an assistant head coach, defensive coordinator, secondary coach and special teams coordinator, where the Lumberjacks appeared in 3 FCS Playoffs.[2] He developed the Lumberjacks into one of the top defensive units in the Big Sky Conference during his tenure there and built the reputation of NAU's elite defensive play.[4]

Batoon then joined the staff at Arkansas State as a special teams coach and defensive backs coach, where the Red Wolves defense was ranked number 1 in total defense and number 2 in passing defense in the Sun Belt Conference. in 2009.[4] He moved on to Ole Miss, where he spent 4 years as a defensive assistant and assistant AD for recruiting operations and player development, before being promoted to special teams coordinator and safeties coach in 2015.[5] During his tenure at Ole Miss, Batoon helped to develop safeties Trae Elston and Mike Hilton, as Elston was named first team All-SEC, and Hilton was named second team All-SEC. During Batoon's tenure as the special teams coordinator, the Rebels special teams had a top 32 punt return and kick return defense and sophomore kicker Gary Wunderlich set a school record, going 63-of-63 on PATs.[5]

Batoon joined Lane Kiffin's staff at Florida Atlantic University in 2017, serving as the co-defensive coordinator, special teams coordinator and safeties coach.[3] Florida Atlantic had one of the biggest turnaround seasons in college football that year, going from a 3-9 team in 2016 to a 11-3 record in 2017, winning the Conference USA Championship and the Boca Raton Bowl.[2] The Owls defense that year ranked 21st nationally in yards allowed per game, 22nd in points allowed per game, 17th in passing yards allowed per game, and 21st in total interceptions. [2]

Batoon returned to his home state of Hawaii in 2018, joining Nick Rolovich's Hawaii staff as the defensive coordinator and safeties coach.[6][2]

Coaching Tree[edit]

Notable head coaches under whom Batoon has served:

  • Steve Roberts: Arkansas State (2009-2010)
  • Hugh Freeze: Arkansas State (2011), Ole Miss (2012-2016)
  • Lane Kiffin: Florida Atlantic (2017)
  • Nick Rolovich: Hawaii (2018 - present)


  1. "Warrior Spotlight: Getting to Know Defensive Coordinator Corey Batoon". University of Hawai'i at Manoa Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 "Corey Batoon - Football Coach". University of Hawai'i at Manoa Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Corey Batoon - Football Coach". Florida Atlantic University Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Corey Batoon". ArkansasStateRedWolves.com. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Corey Batoon - Football Coach". Ole Miss Athletics. Retrieved 2019-01-09.
  6. December 29, Stephen Tsai on; 2017 |. "Batoon named defensive coordinator". www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com. Retrieved 2019-01-09.

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