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Steve Atkinson
Steve Atkinson

Position:
Director of Player Development



Steve Atkinson enters his third year at Virginia and his fifth overall under head coach Mike London after making the jump from Richmond with the new UVa head coach in December 2009.

Atkinson directed the day-to-day operations of the Richmond football office as the Spiders won the FCS National Championship in 2008 and most recently, a CAA co-championship in 2009. Prior to Richmond, Atkinson was the defensive coordinator at Fitchburg State College in Massachusetts and served the same role for the varsity club team at George Mason over a four-year span. Atkinson served as the webmaster for the George Mason varsity club football site, recruiting coordinator and camp director.

Prior to coaching at George Mason, Atkinson spent three seasons at Paul VI High School in a bevy of roles, including offensive and defensive coordinator, offensive line coach and head coach of the junior varsity squad. In 1999, Atkinson was the defensive coordinator for the Paul VI team that won the WCAC championship, as their season culminated with a win over nationally ranked DeMatha. He also spent the 2001 season as the running backs and secondary coach at Osbourn High School. He worked at Paul VI from 1997 to 2007 as a facility manager.

Atkinson is a graduate of National-Louis University, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in management. He has a master's degree in sports administration from Liberty. He and his wife, Pam, have three children, Katie, Zak and Tori.