Year Started at Greenville: 1997
Education: B.S. degree in Recreational Leadership.
Coach Ackerman is entering his 24th year at Greenville University, 2020 will be his 19th year as head coach. Coach Ackerman was voted Coach of the Year in 2002, 2008, 2010, 2013 and most recently in 2015. Ackerman has led his team to the SLIAC regular season championship 9 times. The Panthers have been in the conference tournament the last 15 years. Ackerman’s 2010, 2015,2016, 2017 and 2018 teams earned the right to play in the NCAA National tournament.
Ackerman has trained internationally with coaches and players from Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Spain, and Mexico.
Coaching at every level from elementary to college, as well as both girls and boys, has given him valuable experience. As the PVA Club Director Ackerman continues to educate players, coaches, and parents about the sport of volleyball.