Julie Shaw, formerly an assistant coach at Gonzaga University, enters her fourth season as the head coach of the University of La Verne women's basketball team.
In her first year, Shaw guided the Leopards to a 13-12 overall record and 8-8 in SCIAC play. Under Shaw's guidance, Lindsey Foster earned a spot on First Team All-SCIAC while Emily Myers was selected to the Second Team.
Shaw has shown a knack for developing talent. Myers blossomed into one of the best front court players in the SCIAC as she averaged more than 12 points and seven rebounds per game in each of her final three seasons. Shannon Irwin improved her scoring output each of her four years at La Verne and emerged as one of the best guards in the SCIAC in her senior year as she averaged 12.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
A Southern California native, Shaw arrives to La Verne from Gonzaga University, where she completed two seasons as an assistant coach. In both seasons, the Bulldogs won the West Coast Conference regular season title and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. In 2012-13, Gonzaga captured its ninth consecutive WCC crown and finished with a 27-6 overall record. The Bulldogs reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen in 2011-12.
Prior to Gonzaga, Shaw served as an assistant at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she was an assistant coach for six years. At Cal Poly SLO, she worked mainly with the post players and served as the travel coordinator, assisted in the organization of the program's community outreach endeavors and acted as a link between the Mustang players and the academic services department. Cal Poly SLO went 97-82 during Shaw's six years, including 58-34 in the Big West.
Shaw previously served as a graduate assistant coach with the University of Redlands during the 2004-05 campaign. Prior to her time at Redlands, she was as an assistant coach at Vista del Lago High School in Moreno Valley.
An accomplished student-athlete, Shaw was a four-year letterwinner at UC Riverside after graduating from J.W. North High School. She departed UC Riverside ranked second all-time in appearances (110) and free throw attempts (366), third in rebounds (792), fourth in scoring (1,303) and sixth in field goals (469). During her tenure at UC Riverside (1998-2002), Shaw was a 2001-02 All-Big West Conference honorable mention selection and a member of the 2002 Big West All-Tournament Team. Shaw played professionally in Portugal the season following her graduation.
Academically, Shaw was recognized as a Big West Scholar-Athlete as a senior. Shaw also earned the Highlander program's Lindy Award for commitment to community service, served as president of the UC Riverside Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and attended the NCAA Leadership Conference.
Shaw recently earned her Doctorate in educational leadership and administration from UC Santa Barbara. She completed a psychology degree from UC Riverside and earned her master's degree in educational leadership and administration from Cal Poly SLO in June 2007.
|2013-||La Verne||Head Coach|
|2006-11||Cal Poly San Luis Obispo||Assistant Coach|
|2003-04||Vista del Lago (Calif.) HS||Assistant Coach|