Year Started at Greenville: 1997
Education: B.S. degree in Recreational Leadership.
Experience: Coach Ackerman is entering his 18th year at Greenville College. 2014 will be his 13th year as head coach. Coach Ackerman was voted Coach of the Year in 2002, 2008, 2010 and most recently in 2013 after leading his team to their first ever SLIAC regular season outright championship and their 4th in the last 4 years. Ackerman has taken the Panthers to the conference tournament the last 8 years and the 2010 team earned the right to play in the NCAA National tournament, which was a first for the program.
Ackerman has trained internationally with coaches and players from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Mexico.
Coaching at every level from elementary to college, as well as both girls and boys, has given him valuable experience. As club director of Gravity Volleyball Club Ackerman continues to educate players, coaches, and parents about the sport of volleyball.