Another of Jimtown’s finest student-athletes has committed to continue his academic and athletic career at the next level beyond high school. A short signing ceremony and photo-op was held today in the Jimtown High School lobby for Austin Pearison.
Austin has committed to play basketball next year at Ancilla College. Beside the joy of seeing your child off to college, what makes this college signing so unique is the that Austin’s dad, Brian (also a Jimtown graduate) is the head coach at Ancilla. To my knowledge, this is the first time that a Jimtown graduate has signed to play college athletics when his/her father is the head coach.
Austin has not only been an outstanding basketball player for the Jimmies and one of the leading scorers over the past 4 years for Jimtown, he is also an outstanding tennis player. Austin was named as a member of the NIC all-Conference tennis team for the 2018 season, completed this past fall. As a basketball player for Jimtown, Austin has been a consistent scorer for the Jimmies, leading the team in many statistical categories over the last several seasons. He was an NIC All-Conference Honorable Mention selection last year in his junior year. This year’s awards have yet to be determined.
Austin will join the Ancilla Chargers program in Donaldson. Ancilla has been coached by his father Brian over the last several years. Brian also works in the athletic office and in comp
liance. Ancilla is a 2-year Junior College and competes in the MCCAA and NJCAA. Ancilla is currently 18-7 on the season and has had some success over the past couple of years. Last year, they were 29-3 and made it all the way to the NJCAA Region 12, District 9 Championship game.
Austin Pearison is just another example of the many awesome kids that we have here in Jimtown. Anyone who knows Austin can attest to his quiet style of leadership. He works hard and shows that the best way to lead is by example. He works hard at everything he does and is very unassuming about his abilities. He will be missed next year at Jimtown….not just athletically, but for the great example he sets for work ethic, grit and determination.
Go GET EM AUSTIN!!