Freeze Completes First Full-Time Staff At Ole Miss

OLEMISSSPORTSDOTCOM Corey Batoon (Courtesy Arkansas State Athletics)
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Corey Batoon (Courtesy Arkansas State Athletics)
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Feb. 14, 2012

OXFORD, Miss. -- Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze has completed his first full-time staff with the Rebels with the addition of Corey Batoon as Assistant Athletics Director for Player Development and Tyler Siskey as Coordinator of Recruiting Development.

Batoon arrives in Oxford after three seasons as an assistant coach at Arkansas State, where he coached cornerbacks, safeties and special teams during his tenure and worked with Freeze in 2010 and 2011. Three of his pupils earned All-Sun Belt honors, and A-State led the league in total defense twice in that period.

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 developed the Lumberjacks into one of the top defensive units in the Big Sky Conference while earning NAU a reputation nationally for its defensive play. He tutored 42 student-athletes to all-conference honors 61 times and developed four NFL players during his tenure. His defensive unit ranked among the top two units in the conference and top 20 in the country against the run three times as well.

Batoon's time in Flagstaff was preceded by 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.

Born in Honolulu, 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.

Another former ASU staff member with Freeze, Siskey spent the past four seasons as the Red Wolves' wide receivers coach.  He tutored four All-Sun Belt honorees including two-time selection Dwayne Frampton, who broke the A-State single-season record for receptions and ranked 11th nationally in catches in 2011.

Siskey came to ASU after serving the previous four years at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala., where he helped lead the Saints to the 2007 Alabama Class 5A state championship as the team's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Prior to joining the St. Paul's staff, Siskey was an offensive graduate assistant at A-State for the 2002 and 2003 seasons.  He assisted with offensive line in 2002, wide receivers in 2003 and quarterbacks in the spring of 2004.

Siskey also held an offensive graduate assistant coaching position at Northwestern State in 2000-01, where he was responsible for tight ends, and he worked as a student assistant coach at Troy during the 2000 season.

Siskey earned his master's in education from Northwestern State in 2003 and his bachelor's degree from Troy in 2000.

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