September 30, 2022
A.J. Shearon began his coaching career at his alma mater, Liberty High School in Bakersfield from 2005-2016. He started as a JV assistant coach for two years before assuming the role of JV head coach for the subsequent two seasons. In 2009-2010 he served as Varsity Co-Head Coach and led the team to a Division II Central Section Championship and a State Quarterfinals run. In the 2010 season, he assumed the role of Head Varsity coach and served in that role for 6 seasons, leading Liberty High School to 4 league championships.
In 2016, he left his position at Liberty High School and was named the lead assistant coach at Fresno Pacific University, an NCAA Division II institution competing in the PacWest conference working under Coach C.J. Haydock. In his 3 years at Fresno Pacific, he oversaw basketball operations, recruiting, and defensive systems. During his time at Fresno Pacific, he recruited and signed multiple all-region players and 5 future professional basketball players. In 2018, he returned home to Bakersfield and assumed the role of Head Varsity basketball coach and Athletic Director at North Bakersfield High School. In his time at North, he has achieved a cumulative league record of 28-2, won two league championships, and made 3 consecutive playoff appearances. Currently, he serves as the head Boys Basketball coach at North Bakersfield High School.
A.J. Shearon on his new role at West Cost Elite.
“I was first introduced to West Coast Elite as a college coach, recruiting many WCE athletes from across California and observing all that WCE offers its member-athletes. Having spent the past two seasons coaching the 17U National team under Coach Amaurys Fermin, I’ve firmed up my belief in the many different ways West Coast Elite helps young people. I’m humbled and excited to get to work as the WCE Central director and believe wholeheartedly in the mission of WCE to help as many kids as possible fulfill their potential on and off the court.”