Akin has rewritten the record book since he arrived at Oglethorpe 11 seasons ago as a young head coach at the age of 25. Since his arrival, he has become the winningest coach in the 50-plus years of the program.
Recently, he coached the team to the program’s first-ever conference championship, taking the SCAC championship in 2011 and earning the program’s first-ever NCAA berth after a 17-4 season. That same season, he was named SCAC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career and saw player Mark Lavery named SCAC Defensive Player of the Year and NSCAA First Team All-America. There have only been two All-Americas in the history of the program and Akin has coached them both, with St. Louis’ David Mueller receiving the honor in 2005.
Akin has brought in some of the best Division III soccer talent in the country with several all-conference and all-region players and multiple freshmen and players of the year. Oglethorpe has also received several transfer students from prestigious Division I programs.