David Shaw resigns after 12 seasons as Stanford soccer HC

Stanford head coach David Shaw has resigned after 12 seasons at his alma mater.

Shaw introduced his decision to step down, efficient immediately, after Saturday night’s 36-25 loss to BYU in Stanford’s season finale.

“I prayed about it, I thought of it,” Shaw acknowledged. “With every hour it appeared, it was extra cemented in my head. The phrase that stored coming to me is: ‘it is time.'”

Shaw, 50, acknowledged he had not thought of resigning till earlier this previous week and acknowledged he has no need to practice one other staff at this level.

“i am not burnt out,” he acknowledged. “i am healthful; I really feel good. however sixteen years is a very very prolonged time. … sixteen years of working a program, sixteen years of being accountable for every thing and all people catches as a lot as you.”

Shaw steps down as a consequence of the winningest head coach in Stanford historic previous with ninety six profession victories. His resignation comes after again-to-again three-9 seasons and a stretch since 2019 the place the Cardinal have gone 14-28.

Stanford is three-sixteen in Pac-12 play the previous two seasons, collectively with consecutive losses to rival California.

“there are pretty a quantity of these who assume this program is down. that is what our doc says,” acknowledged Shaw, who accomplished with a ninety six-fifty 4 doc at Stanford. “however i’ve a look on the elements. i’ve a look on the people right here, the assist that i am listening to coming from our athletic director, from our college president, the people which is liable to be behind the scenes. We’re not that distant.”

“i would like to thank David for his immense contributions to Stanford,” athletic director Bernard Muir acknowledged in an announcement. “David has represented Stanford soccer, as each a participant and a coach, with unwavering grace, humility and integrity. He has cared tremendously for every scholar-athlete in his program whereas serving to them pursue their full tutorial and athletic potential. David will endlessly stay a valued member of the Stanford soccer household and an integral a part of the storied historic previous of this methodology. I hope Cardinal followers everywhere will be a part of me in thanking David and his household for his or her extraordinary years of service and wishing all of them basically the handiest of their subsequent chapter.”

Shaw, who performed extensive receiver for the Cardinal from 1991 to 1994, has been a part of Stanford’s teaching workers since 2007. He first started as an offensive coordinator for 4 seasons earlier than being promoted to the pinnacle-teaching job in 2011 after Jim Harbaugh departed for the NFL.

It did not take prolonged for Shaw to succeed. all by his first 4 seasons, he led Stanford to a few Rose Bowls, collectively with two victories, as effectively as to a few Pac-12 titles — and 4 Pac-12 Coach of the yr awards — all by that span.

Shaw expressed Saturday how tough the mannequin new school soccer panorama, with NIL and the swap portal, has been for Stanford, however he did not acknowledge that was a purpose for his departure.

“Stanford traditionally does not change quickly,” he acknowledged. “we’re methodical. … it has been tough, nonetheless it has been tough for all people.”

Shaw acknowledged the swap portal “will in all probability be very enticing” to current Stanford gamers upon his departure. requested if he believes Stanford can return to the extent it was at when he first took the job, Shaw acknowledged sure.

“progress,” Shaw responded when requested what it will take for Stanford to bounce again. “And it is not going to be immediate.”

the varsity acknowledged it will immediately start a nationwide search to discover a mannequin new coach.

information from The associated Press was used on this report.


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