Rick Atkinson
Rick  Atkinson

Associate Athletic Director/Director of Facilities & Event Management


Rick Atkinson, who is in his 15th year serving as the Director of Facilities and Event Management at Michigan State, was promoted to Associate Athletic Director in August 2015.

Atkinson previously spent 13 seasons (1989-2001) as the head men's gymnastics coach where he led MSU to eight NCAA Championship appearances, including a school-best fifth-place finish in 1993.

He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Iowa State in 1985 and obtained a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in August 1999.