• Contributor
High School
  • Edgewood High School
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • 2024
Bill Atkinson
  • 6 years in coaching, 16 years as Edgewood girls’ basketball coach
  • Lady Mustangs went 228-101 under his guidance, winning 4 sectionals and 2 regionals in single-class era of Indiana basketball
  • Mustangs also won 7 conference titles
  • also 8 years as football assistant coach, 2 years co-head track coach, 3 years junior high wrestling coach
  • as athlete had record-setting high school football career at Mississinewa, playing 4 sports and earning 14 letters
  • a 2-way player in football, he set state single-game records of 46 points and 6 interceptions
  • scored a touchdown in every game he played all the way back to junior high
  • had a career averages of 9.4 yards rushing and 14.8 points per game (340 points total)
  • played in North-South All-Star game
  • played football at IU under John Pont and Lee Corso
  • IU co-captain, 1974
  • went into education and coaching, spending a total of 30 years at Edgewood
  • served as the Dean of Students for 19 years
  • received Bloomington Chamber of Commerce “Educational Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2014
  • inducted into Grant County Sports Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2014
  • served on Board of Directors for the Monroe County Sports Hall of Fame
  • wife Donna had long career in Edgewood education
  • daughters Jette, Kate, Sarah and Marcy also excelled in sports at Edgewood.