TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WPMI) University of Alabama President Dr. Judy Bonner has recommended Bill Battle as the university's new athletics director.
Coach Mal Moore stepped down March 20, citing health problems. He will now serve as special assistant to Bonner.
"As many of you may know, due to factors related to my health, I am at a point that I can no longer fulfill my duties as athletics director in the true championship manner the position requires," Moore said Wednesday.
Bonner said she chose Battle because of his experience as a coach and his business background.
"I am confident that he is the right person to serve UA in this position. I am looking forward to working with him as we continue to build on the foundation of excellence that is the hallmark of Coach Moore's tenure," Bonner said.
Moore said he was pleased that President Bonner has selected Battle.