Chris Acker
Chris  Acker

Assistant Coach

First Season


MBB Practice - Fresno State (1-8-2018)

MBB Practice - Fresno State (1-8-2018)


MBB Practice - Dallas, Texas (12-17-17)

MBB Practice - Dallas, Texas (12-17-17)

Chris Acker was exceptional in his first season on the Boise State staff, helping the Broncos to a 23-9 record and a 13-5 record in Mountain West play. The 23 wins tied for the fourth most in program history while the 13 victories in conference play continued a four-year streak of winning at least 11 league games, making Boise State the only school in the MW to currently possess such a streak.

A skilled player developer, Acker helped the Blue and Orange excel from behind the arc, as the team’s 307 made 3-pointers in 2017-18 set a single-season program record. The Broncos also made it to the NIT for the second-straight season and led the NCAA in the defensive rebounding percentage (83.7%).

Acker was hired June 7, 2017, after two seasons as an assistant at Hawai'i. He will continue to play a vital role in defense, recruiting and skill development for the Broncos.

"I am excited to have Chris and his family as a part of Bronco Basketball," said Rice. "He's an accomplished coach and brings a lot of enthusiasm and experience to our program."

In Acker's two seasons at Hawai'i he helped the Rainbow Warriors to the 2016 Big West title and a win in the NCAA Tournament. He oversaw the team's defense and was the player development coordinator. His skill development highlights include helping Stefan Jankovic progress into the Big West Player of the Year and earn a free-agent contract with the Miami Heat.

Prior to Hawai'i, Acker was the head coach at West Los Angeles College for two seasons. He took over the program following a one-year suspension and led the team to immediate success on the court and in the classroom. Three student-athletes went on to four-year universities and five were honored with academic accolades. In Acker's second season, the Wildcats finished 18-8 and advanced to the Sweet 16.

Acker spent six seasons at Citrus College in Glendora, Calif., serving as an assistant coach and the associate head coach during his tenure. He helped the Owls win the 2008 California state championship and four Western State Conference championships.

Defense has been Acker's calling card at each stop. Hawai'i finished in the top three of virtually every defensive category in the Big West during his first season. At West LA, his teams finished in the top three of the state in scoring defense.

Originally from Compton, Calif., Acker played two years of community college basketball before finishing his playing career at Chaminade. After a productive two seasons, which included helping the Silver Swords to an upset of Villanova in the 2003 Maui Invitational, Acker went on to a four-year professional career in Greece, Portugal and the United States.

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