Bill Battle confirmed as U of A Athletic Director

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TUSCALOOSA – University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees has just unanimously voted to name entrepreneur and former Crimson Tide player Bill Battle, Athletics Director. Battle is the hand-picked successor to Mal Moore, who stepped down from his historic tenure earlier this week.

Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and Bill Battle. Photo taken in the 1970's. (Photo courtesy of Paul W. Bryant Museum)

Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and Bill Battle before an Alabama-Tennessee game. Battle was Head Coach at Tennessee from 1970 – 1976. Photo taken in the 1970’s. (Photo courtesy of Paul W. Bryant Museum)





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Mal Moore stepped down as U of A Athletic Director Wednesday, March 20.

Here is what Moore had to say in a statement that was released by the University, “When it became apparent that I was no longer going to be able to direct the athletics department, I felt that Bill Battle was the one person who could sustain all the good things that have happened the past few years while also moving us forward with planned improvements.” Moore, 73,  who has been suffering some health problems recently, resigned earlier this week.

You may read our first story in thie series, “UA President Bonner to Recommend Bill Battle as Athletics Director” by clicking this LINK.

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