Former Yellow Jacket Jay Bateman Finalist for Broyles Award

Jay Bateman on the sidelines

ASHLAND, Va. - Former Randolph-Macon linebacker and current Army West Point defensive coordinator Jay Bateman was recently named one of five finalists for the Broyles Award, given to the top assistant coach in NCAA Division I.

A native of Glen Allen, Va., Bateman was a four-year letter-winner for the Yellow Jackets and graduated in 1995. He was an All-ODAC selection as a senior, when he was third on the team with 84 tackles. Bateman had nine tackles for loss, two quarterback sacks, two pass breakups and one interception in 1994. During his junior campaign, Bateman led the team with 89 tackles and 12 tackles for loss. He also snared three interceptions.

Prior to arriving in West Point in 2014, Bateman was an assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney, Siena, Richmond, Lehigh, Elon and Ball State. He was head coach at Siena from 2000-03.

The Black Knights are 9-2 heading into their annual clash with Navy on Saturday, Dec. 8. One of those losses was in overtime to No. 4 Oklahoma. Army West Point will play in the Armed Forces Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 22 in Fort Worth, Texas.

This year's finalists included Mike Locksley of Alabama, Chip Long of Notre Dame, Bob Shoop at Mississippi State and Jeff Scott of Clemson. Locksley received the 23rd annual Broyles Award on Dec. 4.

Click here for link to a video of Bateman at the Broyles Award banquet.