Jake Achten joined the coaching staff at Hood College in January 2018.
On the high school level, Achten took over the boys and girls teams at Sherwood in 2016. His 2016 girls team advanced all the way to the MPSSAA 4A finals after earning the top seed in the region and winning regional and sectional championships. In 2017, he led the team back to the state semifinals. He took over at Sherwood after spending time as the head coach at Seneca Valley from 2013-16.
Achten brought a wealth of experience on the club level to Hood, as well. He served as a head coach for MVSA beginning in 2008. He got his coaching start in 1998 with Montgomery Women's VBC. As a club coach, his teams have won three regional championships and placed first in the East Coast Championships three times.
He holds a bachelor's degree in sports management from Post University.