Alex Atkins is in his second season as the offensive line coach for the Mocs. He came to UTC in the spring of 2012 and oversaw a much improved offensive unit last season while guiding senior Adam Miller to All-Southern Conference recognition.
Atkins spent the previous two years at Itawamba (Miss.) Community College where he was the offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator.
Atkins is a former All-American offensive lineman at UT Martin. He was a four-year starter and team captain (2003-06) before graduating in 2007 with a degree in History. He began his coaching career at his alma mater where he worked with former UTC offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield. There he led the Skyhawks' tight ends for two seasons (2007-08).
Atkins' next stop was as a graduate assistant at Marshall. He worked with both the tight ends and offensive line during the 2009 season while pursuing a Master's degree in Adult Education.