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Colleen Shearer

2022 U.S. Women's Staff


Assistant General Manager

Colleen Shearer serves as the assistant general manger for the U.S. women's national team.

Shearer returned to the Virginia coaching staff last summer after previously spending 19 seasons with the Cavaliers as an assistant coach and associate head coach before leaving in 2017 to become the head coach at Bridgewater College. Shearer was honored as the IWLCA National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2010 in the second year of the honor’s existence. During her time in Charlottesville, she played an integral role in the program’s run to the 2004 NCAA Championship while also reaching the title game in 1998, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007.

After leaving Bridgewater, Shearer served as a volunteer assistant coach for James Madison’s 2018 NCAA Championship squad, helping to lead the Dukes to a program-best 22-1 record that season. She has been a volunteer coach for Richmond for the past two seasons.

As a player, she was a member of the U.S. National Developmental Team and was a three-time All-American at Rowan. She led the Profs to the 1995 NCAA Championships, their first appearance in the tournament. Shearer led the nation in assists in both 1994 and 1995 and finished her collegiate career ranked fourth all-time in assists. She also holds two of the top eight single-season point totals in NCAA history.