HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Warrior football team announced Friday afternoon that Hawaii-native and Florida Atlantic special teams coordinator and co-defensive coordinator Corey Batoon has accepted the position as the program's new defensive coordinator.
"We're excited to announce Corey Batoon as our defensive coordinator," head coach Nick Rolovich said in a press release. "We've had conversations about coming back for some time now and the timing is right. He's an incredibly smart football coach and is regarded as an excellent recruiter. He's another local boy on our staff who's come back home and we're thrilled to have him."
Batoon, a Saint Louis School graduate, spent the 2017 season at Florida Atlantic on head coach Lane Kiffin's staff.
FAU finished with an 11-3 record, captured the Conference USA title and defeated Akron in the Boca Raton Bowl.
FAU's defense ranks 21st in the nation in yards allowed (332.6/game) and 22nd in points allowed (20.2) per game.