Charlotte 49ers appoint Aaron Fearne as the 14th head coach of the men's basketball team after his successful term as interim head coach since June 2023. His remarkable leadership has led the team to a 15-8 overall record and a 9-2 standing in their debut season in the American Athletic Conference. They have achieved the first eight-game conference winning streak in program history and secured a historic victory over No. 17 Florida Atlantic, defying predictions that they would finish 13th out of 14 teams in the AAC.

By the Numbers
  • 49ers' overall record: 15-8
  • Conference record: 9-2
  • Rank of their defense in fewest points allowed: 24th nationally
State of Play
  • Community and student body support behind the team, with a sold-out crowd of 8,201 at Halton Arena for a recent rivalry game against ECU.
  • Predicted to finish 13th out of 14 teams in the AAC, but currently holding the top position for nearly three weeks.
  • Return to Halton Arena on Thursday, Feb. 15, to face UTSA.
What's Next

Further success and challenges as Fearne leads the team and the upcoming game against UTSA on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Bottom Line

Aaron Fearne's appointment as the head coach has transformed the team's performance, exceeding expectations and garnering widespread support, positioning them as strong contenders in their debut season in the AAC.