Panther Men's Volleyball Academy

Panther Men's Volleyball

Coaching Staff

Tom Ackerman
Camp Director

Year Started at Greenville: 1997
Education: B.S. degree in Recreational Leadership.

Experience: Coach Ackerman is entering his 21st year at Greenville College. 2017 will be his 16th year as head coach. Coach Ackerman was voted Coach of the Year in 2002, 2008, 2010, 2013 and most recently in 2015. Ackerman has lead his team to the SLIAC regular season championship 7 years in a row. The Panthers have been in the conference tournament the last 10 years. Ackerman's 2010, 2015, and 2016 teams earned the right to play in the NCAA National tournament.

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 the PVA club director Ackerman continues to educate players, coaches, and parents about the sport of volleyball.

Matt Martin
Lead Instructor

Born: Cardington, OH
Profession: Coach
Years Coaching: 13

Playing Background
Coached by none other than Bryan Pieschel in college.

Coaching Background
NCAA Division1 Men - 2002-2006 Ohio State University, 2007 Rutgers-Newark University, 2008-2011 Loyola University Chicago ----- NCAA Division 3 Women: 2002 Otterbein College, 2006 Rutgers-Newark

Club Coaching Experience
Coached boy's with 4 clubs. At HiP I've been with the 18's, 16's, 13's, and 12's. Prior to HiP, most recently coached for D1 VBC in Chicago, the 2010 18 Green team finishing 5th at USJN's in Austin. On the girls side, I've assisted lots of levels and coached the 11's program for HiP.

Other Experience
USA Volleyball - High Performance Championships (boys international division): Gold Medal (2011, 2010, 2008, 2007), Silver Medal (2006, 2012). ----- Coached the 2006-2007 Junior National Team to a NORCECA Silver Medal and a 7th place finish at World Championships.

Awards & Finishes
2010 NCAA Division I/II Assistant Coach of the Year, 2009 American Volleyball Coaches Association 30 under 30.

Other Interesting Things
2004 Graduate of The Ohio State University, BS in Education/Sport and Leisure Studies. Worked with every level of USA Volleyball on the boys side; Coached 1 season of freshman high school girls in Ohio.