San Marcos Athletics would like to introduce our new Boys Head Basketball coach. We feel privileged to have such a hard worker to be a role model for our kids. Coach Acker will better our kids with his high expectations and relationship building skills. Coach worked as our JV coach with head coaching experience last year. He is well respected by his colleagues within the basketball and SMCISD communities.
Coach Thomas Acker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999. He began his teaching and coaching career the following year at Clint Small Middle School in the Austin Independent School District. For the next three years, Coach Acker coached football, girls and boys basketball, and track. In 2002, Coach Acker moved to the high school ranks. He spent two years as an assistant basketball and football coach at Austin High School. At Austin High, Coach Acker was a part of two bi-district playoff births. In 2004, Coach Acker became the first head basketball coach in school history at Lehman High School in the Hays Consolidated Independent School District. For eleven years, Coach Acker led the Lehman Basketball Program. During his tenure, with help from dedicated assistant coaches and student-athletes, Coach Acker built the Lobos into a well-respected, competitive program. In 2010, Lehman made its first bi-district playoff appearance. In 2016, Coach Acker became a part of Rattler Nation as an assistant basketball and cross-country coach. In his first year with the Rattler basketball program, Coach Acker helped the varsity team to a bi-district playoff appearance and led the junior varsity team to a 17-9 record and the Cedar Creek Tournament Championship. Coach Acker is married with two children. His wife, Robin, is an elementary teacher. In his free time, Coach Acker enjoys playing with his two little girls.
Coach Acker’s passion is guiding young individuals to be their best version of themselves both on and off the court. He intends to expand on the winning tradition established by his predecessors.