Vikings lose defensive line coach

WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM Raven Battle
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Raven Battle
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June 28, 2005

BELLINGHAM, WA - Western Washington University assistant football coach Raven Battle has accepted the position of defensive coordinator at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Battle, 28, coached Western's defensive line last fall after working with the safeties in 2003. He was the tight end coach at Idaho State in 2001 and 2002.

Battle was a standout linebacker for the Bengals from 1995 to 1998, leading the team in tackles as a senior. He received his bachelor's degree at Idaho State in 2001.