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Michael Atlas, Recruiting Specialist at NCSA

Michael Atlas, Recruiting Specialist

Eastern Illinois University
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(872) 895-0792

I am truly grateful to have the opportunity to help high school student athletes make the successful transition to college student athletes. I have been fortunate to work in multiple industries in a variety of roles and I couldn’t be happier to be a Recruiting Coordinator at NCSA because I am able to combine my love of sports with my passion to help people, my community, and our nation.

Growing up in North Chicago, IL I played basketball, baseball, football, and was honored to receive a U.S. Army Scholarship to attend college at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves after only my sophomore year because I was selected for the Early Commissioning Program and Simultaneous Membership Program. While earning my degree in Finance and minor in Military Science I served in the Illinois National Guard while enrolled in my university’s R.O.T.C program. After graduation I moved to Dallas where I worked in real estate management for 3 years before I was ordered to active duty. I served as a Field Artillery Platoon Leader, Assistant Secretary of the General’s Staff, and Battery Commander while stationed at FT Sill, OK and in Germany. I am very proud of my military service and my last Officer Evaluation Report stated “…outstanding performance by one of our Army’s best officers.” While serving in the military I was heavily recruited by corporate America and I resigned my commissioned after serving 6 years on active duty around the world.

Playing youth and high school sports were some of the best times of my life and helped mold and shape me throughout my personal and professional life. When I was in high school, I wasn’t aware of any wise counsel to help guide me through the college recruiting process. Fortunately, NCSA has been providing this invaluable service to student athletes, their families, and coaches for over 2 decades. I am so excited every day to be able to work with my teammates at NCSA to have a such a positive impact on so many lives.