Tony Shaver

Tony Shaver (born January 28, 1954)

Teams coached: Hampden-Sydney Tigers, William & Mary Tribe
Hampden-Sydney record^: 358-121 (.747)
William & Mary record: 226-268 (.457)
Overall record^: 584-389 (.600)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0  
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0  
  • NIT Championships:  0  
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2010, 2015)
  • CAA Regular Season Champion:  1  (2015)
  • ODAC (Div III) Regular Season Champion:  8  (1989, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
  • NCAA Division III National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 1999)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Appearances:  11  (1989, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
  • NCAA Division III Tournament Final Four:  2  (1999, 2003)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2003-2019 William & Mary
1986-2003 Hampden-Sydney

Tony Shaver Facts

  • Anthony Shaver
  • Born January 28, 1954
  • Hometown: High Point, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: University of North Carolina (BA, 1976)
  • The NC-native played college basketball for the Tar Heels under legendary head coach Dean Smith
  • Started his coaching career in 1976, coaching the boy’s team at Episcopal HS in Alexandria, VA for ten years
    • Won 73% of his games and was named Virginia Independent Schools Coach of the Year in his final season (1986)
  • Became the head coach at Division III Hampden-Sydney (VA) in 1986, a position he held for seventeen years
    • Won 358 games (.747 win%) during his tenure and led the Tigers to the D-III NCAA Tournament eleven times
  • Made the jump to Division I in 2003 when he was hired as the head coach at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA
    • Lead the Tribe to two NITs, but failed to reach the NCAA Tournament (despite winning a share of the 2015 CAA title)
    • William & Mary is one of the few remaining original Division I programs that has yet to reach the Big Dance
    • Shaver fostered a culture of academic success within the program, regularly achieving perfect APR scores; W&M is the second oldest institution for higher learning in the United States (behind Harvard)
    • In March 2019, Shaver was fired after going 226-268 in fifteen seasons with the Tribe
  • Along with his wife, Ann, has three sons
    • One son, Austin, was an assistant on his father’s coaching staff

Tony Shaver Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III levels

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