Patrick Ackerman, who worked two seasons at Nevada, is in his first year as Arkansas men’s basketball recruiting coordinator for the 2019-20 season.
Ackerman spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant under Musselman for the Wolf Pack. Ackerman was part of a staff that led Nevada to back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2018, and won 29 games in each of his two seasons. Nevada also won a pair of Mountain West Conference championships.
Prior to Nevada, Ackerman was an assistant coach at Bridgewater College for the 2016-17 campaign. At Bridgewater, he assisted with recruiting, scouted opponents, worked with the players on skill development, scheduled community service and monitored academics. In addition, he scheduled team functions, managed student volunteers and took care of practice equipment.
Ackerman played at Penn State and earned two letters before finishing his career at Detroit Mercy. He lettered one season at Detroit Mercy and was unable to play his senior season as a result of injuries.
The Rutland, Mass., native received a degree from Detroit Mercy in communications with a minor in leadership in 2016. He completed his master’s degree in educational leadership at Nevada in May 2019.