BOISE - The Boise State basketball program announced Wednesday afternoon the hiring of Chris Acker as an assistant coach.

Acker spent the last two seasons at the University of Hawai’i, were he was responsible for player development and defensive schemes. The Rainbow Warriors won the 2016 Big West title and had win in the NCAA Tournament.

“I am excited to have Chris and his family as a part of Bronco Basketball,” head coach Leon Rice said in a statement. “He’s an accomplished coach and brings a lot of enthusiasm and experience to our program.”

Prior to his time in Honolulu, he spent two seasons as head coach at West Los Angeles College. Before that, he was an assistant coach at Citrus College for six years.

Acker is expected to fill the void of former assistant coach John Rillie, who departed from Boise State last month for a similar position at California Santa Barbara.

Originally from Compton, California, Acker played collegiately at Chaminade.