Congratulations to Peter Ackermann, athletic director of operations and head high school girls softball coach, on being named the National Coach of the Year by the National Christian School Athletic Association. When selecting the coach of the year, the NCSAA looks for a coach who displays expert knowledge of the game and the ability to communicate that to players, an excellent level of coaching, a love for the players and an interest in their spiritual well-being, and development of a program that reflects sustained commitment to Biblical principles.
"Coach Ackermann is one of the finest girls softball coaches in the country and Oaks Christian has been very fortunate to have had him for the past 17 seasons. One of his greatest gifts of coaching is mentoring his young lady athletes on how to be great human beings who not only can excel in softball, but more importantly how to succeed in life by being productive, kind and caring people who understand the importance of serving others. This award is a testament to Pete's dedication and commitment for many years of service to young people," shared Head of Athletics Jan Hethcock.
Since 2000, Ackermann has led the Lady Lions to some prestigious wins and titles. The girls OCS softball win/loss/tie record is 455-97-4, and their league record is 156-22, with 11 league titles. In addition, the team's CIF record is 49-14, with appearances in six finals and three CIF championship titles.