April 9, 2014 —
Shearer played baseball at East Carter and learned the managing aspect from legendary coach J.P. Kouns when he was an assistant. He said he played a vital role in becoming the head coach he is today.
“There were nights when I would call him up and ask him what I should do against certain teams and in certain situations,” Shearer said. “In 2009 when we won the region, he came up to me and said ‘You’re on your own now.’”
“That was special moment for me as a head coach.”
Shearer also thanked assistant coach KW Sexton, who has been with Shearer all ten years at East Carter as well as Ben Fritz and Rowan County head coach Jason Davis, who spent time under Shearer.
As for getting another 200 wins as the head coach of the Raiders, Shearer simply said, “I’ve always been a Raider and this is only place I see myself being.”
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