Chick Atkinson

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Chick Atkinson
Sport(s) Football, basketball
Biographical details
Born (1918-01-16)January 16, 1918
Pocatello, Idaho
Died January 4, 1962(1962-01-04) (aged 43)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Playing career
Football
1938–1940

Basketball
1938–1940

Idaho


Idaho
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1949–1955

BYU
Head coaching record
Overall 18–49–3
Statistics

Charles L. "Chick" Atkinson (January 16, 1918 – January 4, 1962) was an American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Brigham Young University (BYU) from 1949 to 1955, compiling a record of 18–49–3. This included an 0–11 record in 1949.

Atkinson was a native of Pocatello, Idaho. In high school, he was all-state in football and basketball. He graduated from the University of Idaho, where was the captain of the football and basketball teams. Prior to his tenure at BYU, Atkinson coached football at Pocatello High School, where his record was 38–11. He died in 1962 at the age of 43 after being hit in the head with a racquetball.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
BYU Cougars (Mountain States Conference) (1949–1955)
1949 BYU 0–11 0–5 6th
1950 BYU 4–5–1 1–3–1 5th
1951 BYU 6–3–1 2–3–1 5th
1952 BYU 4–6 3–4 5th
1953 BYU 2–7–1 1–5–1 T–7th
1954 BYU 1–8 1–6 8th
1955 BYU 1–9 0–7 8th
BYU: 18–49–3 8–33–3
Total: 18–49–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ AP (January 5, 1962). "Chick Atkinson, Ex-Vandal Star, Is Dead At 43". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 

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