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. The Aggies have won two MEAC tournament titles and two MEAC regular-season championships since she became the associate head coach. The 2017-18 regular-season title came along with a 15-1 mark in the league.
Earp is responsible for working with the Aggies wings and guards. The Aggies have strived with Earp in that role. Christina 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. Brown was also an all-tournament performer at the 2016 MEAC tournament. Kala Green was the 2018 MEAC tournament Most Outstanding Player and then followed up her tournament performance with 21 points on five 3-pointers against defending national champion South Carolina.
The Aggies have also had an outstanding assists-to-turnover ratio thanks to solid guard play. In the MEAC, the Aggies finished third in 2017-18, first 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 the William & Mary's staff, Earp spent the two years as an assistant girls basketball coach at Hampton High School in Hampton, Va. 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. 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 first-team all-state twice in Virginia 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. She is also a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.