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Park View alum Matt Shearin has been named to fill the vacant baseball head coach position at Park View High School. Shearin replaces Mike Greene who took the head coaching position at Kenston Forest this past summer. (Steve Hinzman photo) / November 11, 2020
Matt Shearin, a 2007 Park View graduate, has been selected to take over as head coach of the Park View High School baseball team. Shearin replaces Mike Greene, who recently left to take the head baseball coaching job at Kenston Forest School in Blackstone.

Shearin, a Warren County, N.C. native, completed his high school career at Park View in 2007. During his tenure with the Dragons he excelled athletically, achieving All-District honors in both football as a middle linebacker and baseball as a second baseman.

Shearin then began his college career at Averett University, playing football and baseball. After one year there, he decided to transfer to Liberty University to pursue a degree in sports management.

His coaching career began in his native Warren County in his senior year of college when he was given the opportunity to coach jayvee baseball at Warren County High School. At the conclusion of that season he moved to Boca Raton, Fla., to complete an internship with Calgary Christian Academy football while also working in the sports ministry program.

After pursuing further education to achieve a teaching certificate, Shearin was selected as the head coach of the Warren County High School baseball team in 2017. Shearin then moved to Park View where he has served as defensive coordinator of the football team and assistant coach of the baseball squad for the past two seasons. Shearin also teaches physical education at Park View.

In addition to coaching school sports, Shearin has been extremely active coaching extra-curricular baseball activities as well. Most recently he acted as assistant coach for Todd Seate, leading the Mecklenburg County Dixie 19-U baseball squad to a berth in the World Series played this last summer in Ozark, Ala. Shearin can also be found on the diamond or in the batting cage regularly working with players on a one-on-one basis.

Shearin said he is excited about the prospect of leading the baseball program. “I’m really looking forward to this opportunity and I’m excited to be able to work with these young men,” he said. Shearin also stated that Coach Greene contacted him regarding the opening as he was making his decision to move to Kenston Forest. “When it became available coach Greene suggested I pursue the job,” said Shearin, “I learned a lot as coach Greene’s assistant.”

Shearin is the son of Robert and Peggy Shearin. Peggy resides in Warren County. Shearin’s father, Robert, a veteran assistant coach for the Warren County High girls basketball team, passed away in spring of 2018.

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