Corey Batoon
Corey  Batoon

Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties

Alma Mater:
Long Beach State, 1991


Ole Miss Promotes Batoon to Assistant Football Coach

Batoon Has Served on Rebel Staff since 2012


Freeze Completes First Full-Time Staff At Ole Miss

Batoon, Siskey Join Rebel Staff From A-State

Corey Batoon, who has been a member of Hugh Freeze’s Ole Miss staff since February 2012, was promoted to assistant coach for safeties and special teams coordinator in January 2015.

A 19-year veteran in the college coaching ranks, Batoon had served as Ole Miss’ Assistant Athletics Director for Recruiting Operations in 2013 and 2014 after being the Assistant A.D. for Player Development in his first year in Oxford. He helped the Rebels land back-to-back top-15 signing classes, including the 2013 haul that was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation by 247Sports. He also contributed to the program advancing to three straight bowls for the first time since 1998-2000.

Batoon arrived in Oxford after three seasons as an assistant coach at Arkansas State, where he coached cornerbacks, safeties and special teams during his tenure. Serving under Freeze in 2011, Batoon tutored cornerbacks Darryl Feemster and Darron Edwards to All-Sun Belt Conference honors, as A-State led the league in total defense (331.46 ypg) and scoring defense (20.77 ppg).

In 2010, Batoon coached First Team All-Sun Belt Conference safety M.D. Jennings, who recorded 84 tackles, three interceptions, four pass break-ups, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble in 2011. Jennings and Keclie McCray ranked second and third on the team in tackles, respectively, as the duo combined to post 163 tackles during the 2011 season. Both Jennings and fellow safety Adrian Hills were named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week once in 2011, and the safety corps was responsible for seven of ASU’s 11 interceptions.

His first season at ASU saw the Red Wolves’ secondary help lead the defense to a No. 1 ranking in total defense and No. 2 ranking in passing defense in the Sun Belt.

Batoon came to Arkansas State after spending the previous 11 seasons as the assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Northern Arizona. He also spent time as the special teams coordinator during his time with the Lumberjacks.

Batoon went to NAU after a year at Montana working with the defensive line. Prior to that, he was special teams coordinator and secondary coach at Central Missouri State after two years at Saint Mary’s (Calif.) and a three-year stint at Pierce Junior College in Los Angeles.

Batoon played at San Diego City Junior College and later at Long Beach State (1988-89). He graduated from LBSU with a degree in political science in 1991, later earning a master’s in health, physical education and recreation from Saint Mary’s in 1996.

Born in Honolulu, Batoon and his wife, Stacy, have two daughters, Brandy and Summer.

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