Bilal Batley joined the University of Houston Men's Basketball program in June 2017 as director of on-campus relations.
In that role, he will coordinate visits by prospective student-athletes and their families as they tour the University of Houston campus and Basketball facilities and assist with other administrative duties.
Batley -- whose name is pronounced Buh-Lal (rhymes with pal) Bat-Lee -- is no stranger to Head Coach Kelvin Sampson. He was a student manager at the University of Oklahoma from 2004 to 2006, earning his bachelor's degree in sociology from OU in 2007.
From there, he continued his relationship with Sampson as a graduate assistant at Indiana during the 2007-08 season.
During his professional career, Batley has served as assistant director of operations at Memphis (2008-09), as assistant director of operations at Kentucky (2009), as assistant coach at Navarro Junior College (2010-12), Paris Junior College (2013-14) and UIW (2014-15) and as the head coach at Paris Junior College during the 2015-16 season.
In addition, Batley served as head of player development for John Lucas Resources and comes to the Cougars after spending the 2016-17 season with Dynasty Sports.