Jeff Atkinson played club soccer while at Evanston High School and the University of Wyoming. He earned a bachelor's degree from the
University of Wyoming in Spanish Education. Jeff is a Spanish teacher at Rock Springs High School. Jeff was named the 2012 Region IX
NJCAA Coach of the Year and holds several NSCAA and USSF certificates including goal keeper certificates.
Atkinson also coached the Rock Springs High School boy's soccer team for 9 seasons. While with the Tigers he helped lead them to 5
state tournaments. The Atkinson lead RSHS teams earned a 3rd, 4th and 6th place finish at the Wyoming State Cup during his tenure. He
and his wife, Jennifer, have three sons-Timothy, Landon and Seth and a daughter - Sydney.
Coach Atkinson starts his fourteenth season as the head coach of Western's men's soccer team. Some highlights for Jeff during his
tenure as head coach have been: During the 2005 season Western won the Wyoming State Club Championship. Western played their first
intercollegiate season in 2006. WWCC played in the Region IX championship game in 2008. The 2009 season the Mustangs again finished
Region IX in second place. The 2012 season was one for the record books as the Mustangs won their first Region IX Championship, hosted
and finished second in the NJCAA West District Tournament and competed at the NJCAA National Tournament in Albany GA. The Mustangs won
one match and lost one match at the 2012 National Tournament for an 8th place finish in the Nation. The Mustang have hosted a home
playoff match in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, more than any other Region IX North team. In the 2016 season the Western Wyoming
Men's Soccer team celebrated the program's 100th win and advanced to the Region IX Semi-finals. The Mustangs captured the Region
IX North title in 2017 and advanced to the Region IX Semi-finals.
The 2018 season should be another competitive season for the young Mustang squad.
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Roger Carroll joins the Western Wyoming Men's soccer team in his first year as an Assistant Coach in the 2018 season. Coach Carroll
and his family hail from Rock Springs, WY.