Coaching honors and A.D. change at Oaks Christian School



Peter Ackermann, athletic director of operations and head high school girls’ softball coach at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, was named the National Coach of the Year by the National Christian School Athletic Association.

Since 2000, Ackermann has led the Lady Lions to many wins and titles. The OCS softball win/ loss/tie record is 455-97-4.

The 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.

“One of (Ackermann’s) 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, (know) how to succeed in life by being productive, kind and caring people who understand the importance of serving others,” said Oaks’ head of athletics Jan Hethcock.



Oaks Christian also announced the appointment of Kristy Hopkins as the new middle school athletic director, replacing outgoing director Kirstyn Atkinson who is relocating out of the area this fall.

For the past two years, Hopkins has served as the OCS girls’ varsity head basketball coach, and as the schoolwide basketball program director for boys’ and girls’ basketball and the golf and tennis programs.

For the past year, Hopkins has also served as the high school athletic coordinator.

In addition to her new duties as the middle school athletic director, she will remain as the high school girls’varsity head basketball coach for the 2017-18 season.

Hopkins came to OCS from Cal Lutheran University where she served as the head coach for the women’s basketball program for seven years. She also has experience in coaching other sports.