Liberty coach Shearon takes assistant coach job at Fresno Pacific

A.J. Shearon has resigned as the boys basketball coach at Liberty and will named the lead assistant at Fresno Pacific on Wednesday, sources confirm.

After six seasons as the boys basketball coach at Liberty, A.J. Shearon has become the lead assistant coach at Fresno Pacific.

“It’s the culmination of something I’ve wanted to do since I was 18,” Shearon said. “I wanted to get this level and hope that everything I did at the high school level would translate to the college level.”

Fresno Pacific, under first-year coach C.J. Haydock, announced the move Tuesday afternoon.

“I am just so grateful to C.J. and the FPU administration to give me a chance,” Shearon said.

Starting pitcher for Frontier High Kaycee Olson, Tuesday, against Garces High with her father, Kelly Olson, Garces softball coach.

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