Brian Shearer enters his 17th season as head softball coach at Rose-Hulman and has helped establish the Fightin' Engineers as one of the top programs in the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Region.
Shearer has coached teams to three league division or regular season titles, highlighted by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season championship in 2008. His career mark stands at 230-319 as softball coach at Rose-Hulman.
In 2014, the Fightin' Engineers qualified for the HCAC Tournament and recorded a winning season with a mark of 19-16. The 2015 team continued the string of success with a 21-13 mark for the third most single-season wins in school history. His 2008 squad set school records for victories (25) and winning percentage (.676).
Shearer led the Engineers to an improvement of 19 victories in 2004 and the SCAC Eastern Division crown. In 2005, the team finished 11-1 in SCAC East play on their way to back-to-back division titles. Rose-Hulman had a record of 15-5 in SCAC Eastern Division play over its back-to-back 2004 and 2005 championship seasons, including the team's first regional ranking in school history.
During Shearer's tenure, several players have earned conference wide and National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) regional recognition for their efforts on the diamond. Twenty-seven players have earned all-conference honors in the last eight years, highlighted by five special award winners and Pitcher of the Year Jordan Goslee in 2008. The NFCA has awarded eight all-region honors to Rose-Hulman players, including the first two-time honoree in Ashley Montgomery.
Shearer serves as the associate director for recreational sports and athletic facilities in the Rose-Hulman Sports and Recreation Center. Prior to Rose-Hulman, Shearer served as the wellness and aquatics director at Seward County Community College (Kan.) for four years. In 1999, He added softball coach to his resume.
As the softball coach at Seward County, Shearer was able to take a newly created program from a last-place finish in his first year to a third-place divisional finish in his second. Today, the program is one of the top teams in the Jayhawk conference.
A Clinton native, Shearer completed his bachelor's degree in Physical Education-Sports Studies at Indiana State University, before earning a master's degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University in Bloomington. He owns three national certifications and completed an internship with the National Institute for Fitness and Sport in 1997.
Brian and his wife, Shellina, live in Brazil with their daughter, Abigale.