Aaron Shepardson joins the University of Florida for the 2004 season with an already impressive list of coaching and playing credentials. He has played professionally across the world, including stints in Indonesia and Belgium, in addition to playing experience with the U.S. national team.
Shepardson also boasts nine years of coaching experience including five years of coaching at the collegiate level, four of those coming at Division I institutions. A 1998 graduate of Baylor with a degree in psychology, Shepardson played with the men's club team at Baylor before eventually playing with the U.S. national team in 2000-01 and for Team Yuso Gunadarma in Indonesia and VBC Guibertin in Belgium in 2003.
Shepardson was the president and head coach of the Baylor men's club team while in school before eventually serving as a volunteer assistant for the Baylor women's team from 1996-98. He was named the first assistant at Colorado Christian University in 1999 before coaching the Front Range Volleyball Club in Englewood, Colo., in 2001-02 where he tutored current Gators Rachel Engel, Kari Klinkenborg and Jane Collymore. He then moved on to the South Area Volleyball Club in Littleton, Colo., in 2002-03. In 2002, he also served as an assistant coach for the University of Denver's women's team before helming the Black Diamond Volleyball Club in 2004.