DANIELLE ATKINSON, ASSISTANT COACH
Known as a young coach with a great deal of knowledge in a variety of coaching realms, Atkinson has risen through the coaching ranks since starting her career as an assistant coach at Hofstra from 2006 to 2010. She has enjoyed successful stops with the Pride, Illinois State (2010-2012) and most recently Kentucky (2012-14).
Atkinson is a Marietta, Ga., native who earned several academic honors while being a four-year letterwinner for the University of Florida from 2002-06. She was a three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection, an Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar Athlete Second Team member and a District 3 CoSIDA Academic All-America Team member.
While in Gainesville, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences with a concentration in Sport Management. Atkinson also minored in education and business administration.
Atkinson emerged as a cerebral guard who left her career at Florida with some worthy achievements – She finished her career seventh all-time at UF with 80 3-pointers, ranked 11th with 162 steals, 11th with 265 assists and fifth with a 78.2 free throw percentage.