Chris Acker

Chris Acker (born May 1, 1980)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Long Beach State Beach
Current conference: Big West Conference
Long Beach State record: 0-0 (.000)
Overall record: 0-0 (.000)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2024-present Long Beach State
2019-2024 San Diego State (asst)
2017-2019 Boise State (asst)
2015-2017 Hawaii (asst)
2013-2015 West Los Angeles College
2007-2013 Citrus College (asst)

Chris Acker Facts

  • Christopher Rashude Acker
  • Born May 1, 1980
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, California
  • Alma Mater: University of Phoenix (BA, 2010) / Concordia University (MA, 2012)
  • After playing at the JUCO level, Acker finished his career at D-II Chaminade for head coach Aaron Griess
    • Part of the Silverswords team that upset Villanova in the first round of the 2003 Maui Invitational
    • Spent four years playing professionally both overseas and in the United States
  • Started his coaching career with a six-year stint at Citrus College in LA, then was hired as the head coach at West Los Angeles College in 2013
  • After two seasons at West LA, Acker moved back to Hawaii to join Eran Ganot‘s Rainbow Warriors staff as an assistant coach – was a part of the 2016 team that won the Big West Tournament to earn a NCAA Tournament bid
    • Next was a two-year stint working under Leon Rice at Boise State
  • Hired by Brian Dutcher in 2019 to be an assistant at San Diego State, working in that capacity for the next five seasons
    • Focused on developing the offense and player recruitment, and was a key part of an Aztecs program that went to four-straight NCAA Tournaments (2021-24) and finished in 2023 as NCAA National Runner-up
    • The 2019-20 team would have also made the NCAAT if it wasn’t cancelled, as they finished the season 30-2 (17-1) and were ranked #6 (and reached as high as #4) in the AP Poll when the season was shut down
  • Hired in April 2024 to become the new head coach at Long Beach State in the Big West

Chris Acker Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only