Atkinson was appointed as the Alcohol.Think Again Western
Fury and Perth Scorchers (WBBL) coach in May 2015. The former wicketkeeper brings strong high
performance credentials, with his representation in 95 First Class and 42 List
A matches across a 14-year playing career with Tasmania complementing more than
a decade of coaching and consulting experience. Atkinson is a Cricket Australia Level
3 accredited coach and holds both Master of Business Administration (MBA) and
Bachelor of Physical Education qualifications.