Marcus High School Welcomes Back Atkinson as New Football Head Coach, Athletic Coordinator
April 10, 2017
During his coaching career, Atkinson has lead his teams to more than 14 playoff appearances at the 5A/6A levels. Atkinson was an Oil Bowl All-Star Coach in 2008 and 2009. He was named the Armed Forces Coach of the Week in 2009 and was nominated for “WFAA Texan of the Year,” as well as named Goodwill Industries Citizen of the Year in 2006.
"I am pleased to welcome back Coach Kevin Atkinson to the Marauder family,” MHS Principal Gary Shafferman said. “As a past Marcus High School Coach in 1992-1995, Coach Atkinson returns to a school he considers home. He has demonstrated his love for the Red and Silver, and is well respected in the football community. He brings great vision, passion and energy. Coach Atkinson is committed to developing an overall football program built on work ethic, character development and leadership skills, which will help all athletes reach their maximum potential."
Atkinson is expected to begin coaching this week. He takes over the program from Gerry Stanford, who resigned in February.
“The Marcus Community is excited to welcome back Coach Atkinson,” LISD Athletic Director Tim Ford said. “His coaching style and reputation are respected and we look forward to seeing the impact of his leadership on campus for not only the football team, but the entire Marauder family.”
Prior to Keller, he served as the offensive coordinator at Denton Ryan High School in Denton ISD (2000-2002) and Colleyville Heritage High School in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD (1996-2000).
Atkinson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1992. He holds a teaching certifications in secondary English, health and physical education.