Falls Church High School
Girls Track & Field
Assistant Track Coach-Sprints
Girls Track & Field
Coach Atkinson makes the move to Falls Church from the Potomac School, where he served as the sprint coach of the track & field program for the past five years. Atkinson led the Panthers to a historic 2019 season finishing the campaign, with three relay teams qualifying for the prestigious New Balance National Championship division and another athlete placing fourth in the Girls 400m dash. Coach Atkinson is also a member of the Marymount University coaching staff.
Under his coaching guidance, the Potomac Sprinters won two MAC/ISL Team Championships. Atkinson has helped secure competitive Division I placements, including the Ivy League and Duke University, for athletes over the last 5 years.
During the 2019 summer, Atkinson was selected to attend the Emerging Elite coaching camp held at the US Olympic training center in California.
Atkinson graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A student-athlete, he competed for the Cougars in the sprints and the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay. He was the captain of the men’s track team his senior year.
In addition, Atkinson has a master’s degree from Boston University in Management Information Systems.
Atkinson has worked in the Federal Government space for over 30 years.
Atkinson and his wife, Bridget, have two children. Their daughter Breanna was a high school volleyball standout and first-team All-American at the Madeira School, also playing on the United States Youth National team. Breanna played as a 4-year athlete at Duke University and was a member of the U.S. Collegiate national team. She currently plays on the Jamaica National Volleyball team.
Their son Connor was a member of the Potomac School Track team and a State Champion in the 400m hurdles. Connor competed for the College of William and Mary track & field team with an all-conference award as a 400-meter hurdler and third place at the IC4A track and field championships. Connor graduated in 2019 and now continues his master’s degree at the Duke Fuqua Graduate School of Business, also competing for Duke on the men’s track & field team.