March 27, 2014
Aaron Shepardson has been named the associate head coach for the San José State women's indoor volleyball team in addition to serving as the Spartan sand volleyball head coach.
He came to San José State after three seasons with similar responsibilities at CSU Bakersfield. In indoor volleyball, 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.
In sand volleyball, the Roadrunners played their first season of sand volleyball in 2013, finishing with a 5-7 win-loss record. CSU Bakersfield played half of its 12-match schedule against top-five ranked teams nationally.
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 a daughter, Mirabelle, and a son, McCoy.