|Position:||Asst. Coach (1st season)|
Morgan Atkinson was a three-time NCAA qualifier who won the Pac-10 championship in both 2007 and 2008 at 149 pounds... went 34-7 as a senior including perfect 9-0 in Pac-10 duals... as a junior was 28-5 with 7 major decisions and 3 pins... was 12-1 in duals including a perfect 8-0 in the Pac-10... placed second at the Tournament of Champions in Reno... won a championship at the Fullerton Open... as a sophomore placed fourth at the Pac-10 Championships... wrestling primarily at 157 pounds in 2004-05 as a freshman, he posted a 10-6 record (6-3 at 157, 4-1 at 149)... was 4-1 in Pac-10 duals at 157... placed sixth at the Pac-10 Championships at 157... in 2003-04 he posted a 3-3 record including one pin and one major decision competing unattached... selected to the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic Teams... came from a very successful program at Temecula Valley High School in Temecula... his team won the CIF championship in both his junior and senior seasons... he was CIF champion and took fourth place at the state as a senior... team captain and MVP... Riverside County champion... was ranked No. 30 in the nation among seniors by USA Wrestling Magazine... he was second in the CIF as a junior and was ranked No. 21 among juniors in the nation by USA Wrestling... among his high school coaches were former Titans Lyndon Campbell and Arnold Alpert... won the CIF sportsmanship award and was a member of the national freestyle team... born on July 19, 1985, in Arcadia, California... enjoys surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding and playing the drums.