|Title:||Assistant Coach, Pitchers (2018-)|
Makinna Akers is in her second year as an assistant coach under head coach Jessica Hollen for the 2019 season.
Akers joined the Bruin staff as a pitching coach after a wonderful four-year career at NCAA Division I Boston University. In her senior season, Akers was named on the 2017 Patriot League All-Conference first-team after holding a conference-low 2.08 ERA. She made a team-high 35 appearances in 2017, earning 16 starts to help the Terriers reach the Patriot League championship round. She was a two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll student-athlete and was selected on the 2017 Patriot League All-Tournament Team.
She finished her four years (2014-17) with a 2.91 career ERA and a 29-26 overall record in the circle. She made 110 appearances for the Terriers and ended her career with 195 strikeouts.