Shaw Steps Down After 20 Seasons at Rose

Published 06/30 2014 06:44PM

Updated 06/30 2014 06:48PM

Jim Shaw has resigned for personal reasons as the second winningest coach in Rose-Hulman history.  Shaw compiled a 303-221 career record over 20 years, including a mark of 82-29 over the past four seasons.  His career winning percentage (.578) also ranks second in school history.

Shaw’s 20 years at Rose-Hulman included six NCAA Division III Tournament appearances; five regular season conference championships; five conference Coach of the Year awards; four conference tournament titles; and four seasons featuring 20 or more wins. He also served as Rose-Hulman's men's golf coach for several years, and won a pair of league Coach of the Year honors on the links.

“I’d like to thank all the people that have been great to me over the last 20 years, many of which I am sure I will accidently neglect to name.  My current supervisors – President Conwell, Vice-President Pete Gustafson, and athletic director Jeff Jenkins – have been wonderful to me during this transition period.  I also wish to thank former President Dr. Sam Hulbert and former athletic director Scott Duncan for having the confidence to hire me as men’s basketball coach, and (former Rose-Hulman and current DePauw head coach) Bill Fenlon for bringing me to Rose-Hulman and all his guidance over the years,” said Shaw.

In addition, Shaw continued the team's tradition of foreign travel. Under his direction, the team took trips to France (2011), China and Japan (2007), London and Greece (2003), Japan (2000) and Italy (1997). He also coached two All-Americans and one National Player of the Year.

“I send a big thank you to my colleagues at Rose-Hulman and in the world of small college basketball, including all the great assistant coaches I’ve had the pleasure to work with.  Coach (Jon) Prevo has been very important to me during my entire time at Rose-Hulman.  Coach Loyd’s friendship and help over the last five years has been tremendous.  Most of all, the hard work, sacrifice and friendship of our players for the last 20 years has been immeasurable.  It goes to show the more you give to something, the more you get in return,” said Shaw.

Shaw’s last three seasons were arguably the best three-year run in Rose-Hulman basketball history. The Fightin’ Engineers qualified for three consecutive NCAA Division III Tournaments, won three conference tournament titles, and achieved two regular season championships.

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