Scott Atkinson has played and coached at a number of levels and has recently been named head coach of the BCHL Salmon Arm Silverbacks.Former Mount Royal University men’s hockey coach Scott Atkinson was an instrumental part of the Cougar men’s hockey team success for more than a decade – originally serving as an assistant coach during the team’s first national championship in 1988.
Taking over the reigns as head coach in 1991, Scott continued to propel the program to unprecedented success, winning five ACAC and two CCAA National Championships during his eight years behind the bench.
Voted ACAC Coach of the Year by his peers in 1992-93, Scott compiled a remarkable 161-57-8 win-loss-tie record during his time at MRC.
“My wife and I are extremely excited about joining the Salmon Arm community at large. It has long been our favourite holiday destination in the summer. So for us it is a dream come true from both the professional and personal perspectives.” - Scott Atkinson
ATKINSON’S COACHING RESUME
2009- present: EDGE School for Athletes
Head Hockey Coach – Boys Prep Team
Over-All Team Winning Percentage: .801
- McPherson Tournament Bronze Medallists
- World Sports School Games – Gold Medallists
- CSSHL League Champions 5 of 8 years
- Ranked consistently in the top 10 Midget/Prep programs nationally
2001-2009 University of Calgary – Men’s Hockey
Head Hockey Coach
Over-All Team Winning Percentage: .526
- Advanced to the Canada West Semi-Finals for seven straight years
- Five of nine years the University of Calgary finished in the top ten in CIS National Rankings Polls