The 2012 season was a banner year on the mound for the Greensboro College Baseball Program. The Pride have progressed in each of the last three seasons, finishing 7th, then 4th, and finally 3rd this season in the USA South standings. Pride pitchers led the USA South Athletic Conference in ERA (3.18), Fewest HR allowed (4), Fewest Hits Allowed (283), Fewest Runs Allowed (166), and...
The son of former major league pitcher and coach Jack Aker, he pitched and played infield at Ole Miss in the prestigious Southeastern Conference, where he graduated in 1993. Aker also served on Ole Miss’ 1993 coaching staff; coaching first base and working primarily with the hitters and outfielders.
After coaching at Ole Miss, Aker began his head coaching duties at Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia, MS, and later moved on to Chaminade-Madonna in Hollywood, Fla. for ten seasons before coming to Greensboro. As a head coach, Aker's high school teams won seven consecutive conference titles, and he was named Coach of the Year for six consecutive years. Aker coached the North State All Star team twice while in Mississippi, and has had numerous players go on to college baseball careers, five of whom were taken in the Major League Baseball Players Draft. Aker also served as an assistant varsity football coach.
Aker attended Palm Beach Community College for two of his college seasons. At PBCC, he was named Scholar Athlete of the Year, and made the Dean's List each semester. Aker earned all conference honors, and was picked to play in the Florida Junior College All Star Game.
As a high school standout at Chaminade- Madonna College Prep, in Hollywood, Florida, Aker was named the Broward County District 15-3A Athlete of the Year for Baseball, Miami Herald Scholar Athlete of the Year, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Scholar Athlete of the Year, All-State Infielder, National Army- ROTC Scholar Athlete, and represented Broward County in the State High School All- Star Game.
He and his wife, Keisha have three children: Mallory, Cole, and Blaine