Tyler Ackley, a three-year assistant coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University and four-year player at Castleton State College, is in his second year as The John "Swisher" Mitchell Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball in the 2018-19 academic year.
Ackley, who was the head coach for the junior varsity program, helped the Prairie Wolves to a regular season championship in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the 2016-17 season.
Nebraska Wesleyan played a wide open game during Ackley's three seasons. The Prairie Wolves led NAIA Division II in scoring after the 2014-15 (92.5 points) and 2015-16 (96.3) seasons. The team also led NAIA Division II in made 3-point shots both seasons.
Ackley, during his collegiate playing days, helped Castleton State to its first-ever North Atlantic Conference (NAC) title in the 2011-12 season. Ackley was a two-year captain for the Spartans.
Ackley is finishing his master's degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University-Irvine. He earned a bachelor's degree of science in sports administration from Castleton.