Chris Shaw
Chris  Shaw

2nd Year

Chris Shaw enters his second year as an assistant coach at Fresno State, where he has helped the Bulldog program reach back to back WAC championship appearances. Shaw joined the Bulldogs after spending four years as the women's soccer head coach at Mount Olive College in North Carolina.

Shaw possesses an "A" coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation. He also earned a Premier diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

While leading the program at Mount Olive, Shaw was named the 2004 CVAC Coach of the Year after setting a Division II record for a single-season turnaround, taking a program that had gone 3-15 the previous year to a 20-3 record, and leading the nation in scoring offense during that season. Before Shaw's arrival in 2003, the Mount Olive women's soccer program had never reached the .500 mark in any of its first nine seasons.

Shaw led Mount Olive to their first conference championship in program history, and the Trojans returned to the CVAC title game in 2005, where they once again finished in the top 10 in the nation in goals per game, continuing an outstanding offensive attack.

Under Shaw, Mount Olive had 13 All-Conference selections, six All-Region honorees and a first team All-American, the first All-American in the history of the Trojan women's soccer program. Shaw compiled a four-year record of 52-34, including a 49-19 mark over the last three seasons with his first recruiting class. Prior to working at Mount Olive, Shaw spent three years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, working with the men's program. In addition, he was the head coach of two North Carolina Olympic Development programs and spent the 2006 summer as the head coach in the USL Premier Development League for the Atlanta Silverbacks.

A 1994 graduate of Methodist University, Shaw was a two-time All-Conference selection and earned All-America honors as a senior in 1993. After graduating, he played professionally for the Raleigh Flyers, and then earned his Masters degree at East Carolina University before returning to Methodist to serve as the men's assistant coach.

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