Coach Battle was born on November 29th, 1977, in Buffalo, New York. Coach Battle graduated from Kensington (Buffalo) High School in 1995. Coach Battle is a four year All Western New York Athlete for Basketball from 1991-1995. Coach Battle attended and played basketball at Alfred State College (1995-1996) and Georgia College and State University (1996-1999). There was a brief professional career in Ireland where Coach Battle played for Belfast Star of the Super League (1999), before tearing an ACL. In 2000, Coach Battle transitioned to Connecticut with hopes of joining Connecticut Pride CBA Club, but play was suspended for the 2000-2001 season. Coach Battle attended Post University and graduated in 2000, with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology Degree. For the past 18 years, I have worked for the State of Connecticut as a Probation Officer.