Ackerman is in his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Linfield baseball program, with which he played two seasons (2002-04) as a student-athlete. He serves as the head coach of the Wildcat junior varsity team while also assisting with the varsity squad.
Ackerman brings a great deal of coaching experience to this position. He began his career with Tillamook High School, serving first as the junior varsity coach before taking over the reins of the varsity program. Ackerman then coached three sports (baseball, football and basketball) at Yamhill-Carlton before returning to his alma mater, Glencoe, to serve as a junior varsity coach with the same three athletic programs.
While coaching, Ackerman also worked as a classroom aide, specifically with the special education departments. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Linfield and has hopes of becoming a teacher. Ackerman resides in Forest Grove with his wife, Melissa, and children Abigail, Jackson and Carter.