Battle hires new football coach
COLUMBIA - The Battle Spartans have a new head football coach.
Former Missouri Tiger and NFL defensive lineman Atiyyah Ellison will take over head coaching duties. Ellison has been an assistant coach at Battle and played defensive line for Missouri from 2002-04. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
Ellison replaces Justin Conyers who left Battle to become head football coach at Hallsville High School.