Shavon Earp became an assistant coach for the North Carolina A&T women’s basketball program in 2012. On April 12, 2016, Earp was promoted to associate head coach.
Earp is responsible for working with the Aggies wings and guards. The Aggies have strived with Earp in that role. Earp assisted with the development of transfer guard Christina Carter who became the starting point guard after junior guard Adriana Nazario suffered a season-ending injury on Dec. 21, 2013. Carter led the MEAC in assists during the 2013-14 season (5.1 per game) and her 157 assists that season was the second-highest single-season total in school history. Carter ended her career second on the Aggies all-time career assist list.
Transfer guard Debbie Smith earned second-team All-MEAC honors in 2014-15 and Dana Brown developed into the Aggies second-leading scorer and an All-MEAC second-team selection in 2015-16. The Aggies have also had an outstanding assists-to-turnover ratio thanks to solid guard play, finishing first in the MEAC in 2015-16, second in 2014-15 and fourth in 2013-14.
Earp joined A&T after spending two seasons as the assistant women's basketball coach at William & Mary. With the Tribe, she was responsible for developing the guard and perimeter players, which resulted in an All-CAA player in Taysha Pye. Earp also assisted with recruiting, scouting, developing game plans, organizing community service activities and administering individual and group workout sessions.
Two years prior to joining William & Mary's staff, Earp spent the two years as the assistant coach of the girls varsity basketball team at Hampton High School in Hampton, Va. She was the primary guard coach, and developed and implemented the strength and conditioning program for the student-athletes. She also helped counsel the student-athletes in academic matters. During that span she also served as the assistant coach for the heralded Boo Williams 16-and-under Elite AAU Team, where Earp assisted in developing players and supervising the team during competition and tournament travel.
As a graduate student at Radford University, Earp served as a graduate assistant for the women's basketball program. She coordinated all aspects of film exchange for scouting reports, produced a monthly newsletter updating alumni on the status of the program and helped coordinate the team's annual alumni event. The Highlanders had a 20-win season in 2007-08.
Before she entered coaching, Earp was a talented student-athlete. Earp was named the 2001-02 Gatorade Player of the Year in Virginia and was an honorable mention All-American for Hampton High. She was named to the All-State first team twice and led the Crabbers to the 2000-01 state championship.
She attended the University of Pittsburgh and competed in 28 games for the Panthers as a freshman and was named to the Big East All-Academic team. She transferred to Radford and completed her career with 834 points, 267 rebounds and 108 assists in 81 games for the Highlanders.
Earp graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication and a master's degree in corporate and professional communication from Radford. She is also a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hampton Roads and ARC of Greater Williamsburg.