Aaron Shepardson
Aaron  Shepardson

Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Baylor (1998)


Four Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

Three programs were honored for the second consecutive year, and beach volleyball earned the program's first recognition.


Beach Volleyball Finishes 2016 With 3-2 Win Over #14 California

The Spartans ended the year with a 9-11 record.


Another Historic Win For Beach Volleyball

Two Spartan pairs went 2-0 on the day - Summer Avery/Luiza Andrade and Nandyala Gama/Julie Sam.


Beach Volleyball Records Historic Win Over #16 California Saturday

The Spartans also defeated Sacramento State for the third time this season.


Beach Volleyball Gets 5-0 Win Over Sacramento State

The Spartans swept their first opponent in school history.

Aaron Shepardson is San José State University's first head coach for sand volleyball and begins his second year at the helm of the program. Shepardson joined the Spartans in February 2014 as the sand volleyball head coach and the associate head coach for indoor volleyball.

He came to San José State after three seasons with similar responsibilities at CSU Bakersfield. In 2013, the Roadrunners played their first season of sand volleyball finishing with a 5-7 win-loss record. CSU Bakersfield played half of its 12-match schedule against top-five ranked teams nationally.

In indoor volleyball at CSU Bakersfield, the Roadrunners went from a winless program prior to his arrival to setting a school record for single-season victories with 21 in 2013. CSU Bakersfield reached the 2013 Western Athletic Conference championship match.

His other major college indoor volleyball experiences include serving as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech (2010), American University (2008 and 2009), Winthrop University (2005) and the University of Denver (2002). Winthrop won the 2005 Big South Conference championship. Shepardson also was a volunteer assistant the University of Florida in 2004. He began his coaching career as a student assistant at Baylor University in 1996 and held that position for two years.

Shepardson was the head coach of the Front Range Volleyball Club - Mountain Division from 2006 to 2008. He also was the assistant coach for Front Range's 18-Open National Championship team in 2002.

A native of Littleton, Colo., Shepardson graduated from Baylor in 1998 with a degree in psychology. He played on Baylor's men's volleyball club as an outside hitter and setter and was a member of the USA Men's National Volleyball team in 2000 and 2001. In 2003, Shepardson played professionally in Indonesia and Belgium.

His wife is San José State women's indoor volleyball head coach Jolene Shepardson. The couple have three children - Mirabelle (4), McCoy (2), and Marielle (1).

The Shepardson Family: Marielle, Aaron, McCoy, Jolene & Mirabelle.