Don Shaw, 2022

He began as a three-sport athlete at Palisades High School, and was a 6-4 starting forward on the 1969 LA City Basketball Championship team. Shaw drafted in baseball by the Kansas City Royals in 1969. He went to Santa Monica College as primarily a basketball player, and then transferred to Loyola-Marymount and played basketball and volleyball with SCIVBHOFer Paul Sunderland, At LMU from 1971-73, he led the conference in free throw percentage (85.3%). He finished college at UC Santa Barbara where he started coaching in 1976. He became an outstanding VB player, who was a member of the USA National Team in 1979 after being a USVBA All-American in 1977 and 1978 when he was a starter on title winning teams. He played professionally for the San Jose Diablos in 1979 and 1980. He started women’s co-coaching at Stanford with SCIVBHOFer Fred Sturm at the start of the 1980s, before Sturm took over the men’s program and Shaw was in charge beginning in 1986. He led Stanford to NCAA women’s titles in 1992, ‘94, ‘96, and ‘97 after three runner-up finishes in the 1980s. He was twice the National Coach of the Year. He compiled an all-time record of 440-70 (.863) in 14 seasons, and in the best six years from 1994-99, an even more impressive .924 (183-15). He has the top all-time winning percentage among Division I women’s volleyball coaches. In Pacific-10 matches, Shaw was an amazing 229-23 (.909). He also coached the Stanford men’s program for several seasons in the early 2000s before retiring. He was inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.