Coach Atkinson is a veteran coach with more than 15 years of experience under her belt. She grew up in the state of Louisiana and then went on to obtain her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Kinesiology from The University of Arkansas in 2001. Coach A has coached and taught IPC and Biology at several schools in Arkansas and Texas including, Fayetteville High School, Rogers High School, Giddings High School, Vista Ridge and Leander High School. She has also head coached with several volleyball clubs such as Ozark Junior's in Fayetteville, Arkansas and Austin Junior's here in Austin, Texas. Throughout her years of coaching, Coach A's volleyball teams have been Bi-District Champions 4 times, Area Qualifiers 2 times, and a Regional Quarterfinalist in 2013. In addition, in 2013, she lead her team to a 17 USA National Junior Olympic Championship with Austin Junior's Volleyball Club. Coach A was honored with the 5A District 16 Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2010.