Danielle Santos Atkinson

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Hofstra University


2019 – Present: Head Coach, Hofstra University

2018 – 2019: Associate Head Coach, University of Pittsburgh

2014 – 2017: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Florida State University

2012 – 2014: Assistant Coach, University of Kentucky

2010 – 2012: Assistant Coach, Illinois State University

2006 – 2010: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Hofstra University

2002 – 2006: Player, University of Florida


2006: University of Florida, Bachelors, Exercise and Sport Sciences


Hometown: Marietta, GA

Family: Cleveland (Husband) & London, Madison, Cleveland Jr. (Children)

Career Highlights

In 2020-21, led Hofstra to the program’s best season winning percentage (.400) in five seasons after taking over a program that had not had a winning season during the three seasons prior to her arrival

As Hofstra’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached five CAA All-Conference Team selections

From 2014 to 2018, helped lead Florida State to a 111-26 (.810) overall and 52-12 (.813) ACC record, four 25+ win seasons, and four NCAA Tournament appearances (two Elite 8s & one Sweet 16)

As FSU’s Recruiting Coordinator, signed two recruiting classes that ranked in the top-5 nationally

From 2012 to 2014, assisted Kentucky to a 56-15 (.789) overall and 23-9 (.719) SEC record, two 26+ win seasons, and two NCAA Tournament berths (one Elite 8 & one Sweet 16)

As a student-athlete at Florida, scored 831 career points and helped lead the program to two NCAA Tournament berths

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