Bruce Atkinson Resigns from Winthrop After 5 Seasons

  0 Braden Keith | November 22nd, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, College Coaching Changes, Division I Mid-Major, News

Winthrop volleyball coach Bruce Atkinson has resigned after 5 seasons at the helm of the Eagles. Atkinson leaves with an 84-74 record at Winthrop (.538 winning percentage), which makes him the 3rd-winningest coach in Winthrop’s 29-year Division I history both by total wins and winning percentage.

“We would like to thank Coach Atkinson for all of the work he has done in support of our student-athletes these past five years and sincerely wish him the best for his future,” said athletics director Ken Halpin.

Prior to his time at Towson, Atkinson spent 3 years as the head coach of Division II Hawaii at Hilo, where he finished with an overall 69-14 record in 3 seasons, including taking the team to the NCAA Division II Tournament in over a decade. He also spent time as the head coach at the University of Texas Brownsville and prior to that at Dana College.

Atkinson’s coaching record at Winthrop:

W L Big South W Big South L
2013 17 13 7 7
2014 20 12 9 5
2015 14 18 7 7
2016 15 17 6 10
2017 18 14 8 8
Total 84 74 37 37

Other Division I head coach openings so far in 2017:

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Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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