Razorback head basketball coach Eric Musselman

New recruiting coordinator named for men’s Razorback basketball

Patrick Ackerman, who worked two seasons at Nevada, has been named Arkansas men’s basketball recruiting coordinator, Razorback head coach Eric Musselman announced.

Ackerman spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant under Musselman for the Wolf Pack. He 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 earned in 2016 a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in leadership from Detroit Mercy.  He completed his master’s degree in educational leadership at Nevada in May 2019.

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