Jaron Fairman is in his second season as a graduate assistant at USC. He is working with the offense in 2014.
In 2013 while working with the special teams, fullback Soma Vainuku made the All-Pac-12 first team as a special teams player and Nelson Agholor was an All-American second team and All-Pac-12 second team pick as a punt returner. USC blocked 6 kicks, returned 3 punts for TDs in a game to tie an NCAA record and allowed no punt return yards in 8 games.
Fairman, 29, spent the 2012 season as an assistant at Crespi High in Encino (Calif.), handling the wide receivers and working with the special teams.
In 2011, he was the wide receivers coach and special teams assistant at Western State College (now Western State Colorado University).
He spent the previous 3 seasons (2008-10) as the wide receivers coach and special teams assistant at Nichols College. He also served as Nichols' offensive coordinator in 2010 after being the passing game coordinator in 2009.
He was a wide receiver and special teams performer for 4 seasons (2003-06) at Fresno State (he redshirted in 2002), where he caught 46 passes for 572 yards (12.4 avg.) with 6 TDs in his career. He was a team captain as a 2006 senior, catching 12 passes for 101 yards with a score in 3 contests before suffering season-ending torn knee ligaments. He added 26 receptions for 348 yards (13.4 avg.) with 2 TDs in 2005 (the Bulldogs nearly upset top-ranked USC in the Coliseum that year) and 8 catches for 123 yards (15.4 avg.) with 3 TDs in 2004. His 5-yard rushing touchdown against Portland State in 2003 came just hours after his father, who was in town to watch the game, had passed away. He twice was named to the Western Athletic Conference All-Academic team. The Bulldogs played in 4 bowls (2002 and 2003 Silicon Valley Football Classics, 2004 MPC Computers Bowl and 2005 AutoZone Liberty Bowl), winning the first 3.
He participated in the training camp for the Arena Football League's San Jose Sabercats.
He was an All-State wide receiver and defensive back at South Hills High in West Covina (Calif.).
He received his bachelor's degree in health sciences and public health from Fresno State in 2007. He is working on his master's degree in communication at USC.
Born on Nov. 12, 1984, he is single.
BIRTHDAY: Nov. 12, 1984
HIGH SCHOOL: South Hills HS, West Covina, Calif.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, health sciences and public health, Fresno State, 2007
PLAYING EXPERIENCE: South Hills HS, West Covina, Calif
Fresno State, wide receiver, 2003-06
COACHING EXPERIENCE: 6 years
YEAR TEAM POSITION BOWL
2008 Nichols College Wide Receivers/Special Teams --
2009 Nichols College Passing Game Coord./WRs/Sp. Teams --
2010 Nichols College Off. Coord./WRs/Special Teams --
2011 Western State College Wide Receivers/Special Teams --
2012 Crespi HS Assistant Coach --
2013 USC Special Teams Assistant