News - Tom Ackerman transitions to Associate Athletic Director and Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Tom Ackerman transitions to Associate Athletic Director and Head Women's Volleyball Coach

Tom Ackerman transitions to Associate Athletic Director and Head Women's Volleyball Coach

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- As a part of a series of transitions occurring this summer, Greenville College’s head men’s and women’s volleyball coach Tom Ackerman will begin a new role as associate athletic director in the coming months. This new role will accompany his current position as head women’s volleyball coach. Greenville College has begun an immediate search for a full time head men’s volleyball coach.

During Ackerman’s tenure as head women’s coach, the volleyball team has experienced a formidable amount of success. The accomplishments of Ackerman’s teams have included six consecutive SLIAC regular season championships, NCAA tournament bids in 2010 and 2015, seven consecutive seasons with 20 or more wins, and a record of 141-45 in the last five seasons. Coach Ackerman is also a five-time SLIAC “Coach of the Year” award recipient.

Under Ackerman’s incumbency as head men’s volleyball coach, the men’s team finished their inaugural season with a 16-11 record and were seventh in the Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League. They topped all first year conference programs with their seventh place position in a league of 14 teams.

“I feel fortunate to be at an institution like Greenville College that greatly values the volleyball programs,” said Ackerman. "The investment that GC has made in both the women’s and men’s programs shows that they believe in what we are doing academically, culturally, and competitively. I will remain heavily involved in all aspects of both programs. We are very excited to add a full time men’s coach to our incredible staff.”

Ackerman’s new administrative position will primarily consist of administrative duties and staff support. He will also be assisting with the recruitment process in the current athletic programs.

This story was published on May 11, 2016




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