On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Assistant Baseball Coach Rick Atkinson passed away at 73 years-old after a long-term battle with cancer.
Atkinson had worked with the Taylor University baseball program for 18 years as an assistant coach and played as a student at Taylor.
He later went on to play for Greenville College and the Atlanta Braves minor league following his career at Taylor. Atkinson later returned to Grant County to be a local high school athletic director where he was active in coaching football, wrestling and baseball for over 20 years.
Atkinson is survived by his wife, Sondra, his three children and eight grandchildren. They will receive visitors March 1 from 3-7 p.m. at College Wesleyan Church.
A service to honor the memory of Atkinson will be held March 2 at 11 a.m. The service will be available via livestream at live.collegewes.com.