Jay Bateman
Jay Bateman

Position:
Defensive Coordinator

Experience:
First Season

Alma Mater:
Randolph-Macon College, 1995



Email Coach Bateman: clyde.bateman@usma.edu

Jay Bateman is in his first season with the Army football program and serves as defensive coordinator.

Bateman joins the Army coaching staff as defensive coordinator following three successful seasons in the same role at Ball State University.

An 18-year coaching veteran, Bateman helped Ball State rank ninth nationally in turnovers gained with 31 and 12th in turnover margin at +0.9. In the Mid-American Conference, the team was third in scoring defense.

In the past three seasons, Bateman mentored first-team All-MAC selection Jonathan Newsome as well as three second-team choices and helped two others earn third-team accolades.

Bateman began his coaching career at Hampden-Sydney College in 1997 before moving to Siena College in 1999. After one season as an assistant, Bateman was elevated to head coach in 2000 and spent four seasons running the Saints' program.

In 2004, Bateman moved to Richmond University, for a one-year stint before transitioning to Lehigh University in 2005 where Pete Lembo was the head coach. At Lehigh, Bateman helped tutor a defense that ranked sixth in the country.

Bateman then advanced to Elon University in 2006 and served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. He guided linebacker Chad Nkang to All-America status as well as Southern Conference Player of the Year honors. Nkang was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Elon won 35 games during Bateman's five seasons and collected at least one all-conference linebacker honor each season. Elon's defense ranked fourth nationally and led the Southern Conference in 2009 with just 248.33 yards allowed per contest.

Following his success at Elon, Bateman transitioned to the defense coordinator role at Ball State. After a 6-6 season in 2011, Ball State won nine games in 2012 and 10 the next season while competing in the Beef O'Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl and the GoDaddy Bowl, respectively.

Bateman is a 1995 graduate of Randolph-Macon College. He and his wife, Heather, have a daughter, Bea and a son, C.J.

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