Aaron Fearne

Aaron Fearne (born May 30, 1974)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Charlotte 49ers
Current conference: American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)
Charlotte record: 19-12 (.613)
Overall record^: 19-12 (.613)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Charlotte
2022-2023 Charlotte (assoc. HC)
2018-2022 Charlotte (asst)
2009-2018 Cairns Taipans
2001-2008 Cairns Taipans (asst)

Aaron Fearne Facts

  • Aaron C. Fearne
  • Born May 30, 1974
  • Hometown: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Alma Mater: Mayville State University (BA, 1997)
  • Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Fearne spent much of his childhood in New Zealand
  • Fearne came to the United States in 1993 to play college basketball, spending one year each at Western Technical and Mid-State Technical (both junior colleges in Wisconsin) before finishing his career playing for Tim Miles at NAIA Mayville State (ND)
    • Returned to Australia to play professionally, spending time with the Cairns Marlins as well as two seasons with the Cairns Taipans of the top-level NBL
  • Starting his coaching career in 2001 as an assistant with the Taipans and spent seven seasons in that role
    • Took over as the Taipans head coach for the the 2009 season and led the team for nine years; reached the NBL Finals in 2015
    • Also ran the Marlins’ developmental program, where future NBA player Aron Baynes was among those he coached
    • Served as head coach of New Zealand’s U-19 National Team in 2018
  • Hired in 2018 to be an assistant coach at Charlotte under Ron Sanchez; elevated to associate head coach in 2022

Aaron Fearne Coaching Tree

  • coming soon


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only