Texas A&M-Corpus Christi announced Wednesday evening that assistant Jim Shaw has been promoted to head coach. The San Antonio-native has been on the island for the last two years under Steve Lutz and was part of the program’s back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances.
“I could not be more pleased with the state of Islanders Basketball and who we have in our next men’s head basketball coach, Jim Shaw,” said AD Adrian Rodriguez. “Jim is a man of great integrity with vast coaching knowledge and a rich understanding of what it takes to be successful in our conference and on the national stage. Jim is a winner and is exactly who we need to lead our program into the future.”
This is the first head coaching opportunity for Shaw, a San Antonio native who has spent the majority of his career in his home state. He spent seven seasons working under Danny Kaspar at Texas State and has stints at Tarleton State, Texas Tech and UTEP. Additionally he served as video coordinator at Nebraska for six seasons during the Big 12 days under Doc Sadler.
“It’s an honor to be named the head coach of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s basketball program,” said Shaw. “The Island campus is the premier institution in the state of Texas and I cannot wait to build upon our previous athletic success to highlight all that A&M-Corpus Christi has to offer.”
The Islanders are coming off one of their best seasons ever, winning the Southland title outright and earning their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory by taking down Southeast Missouri State in a 16/16 play-in game.
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