Jim Shaw Named National Coach of the Year Finalist

ShawBOSTON, MASS. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology head coach Jim Shaw has been named one of 15 finalists for the 2013 Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year Award, which will be named on Friday.

The finalists include Chris Bartley (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Luke Flockerzi (Rochester), David Hixon (Amherst), Steve Howes (Catholic), Matt Logie (Whitworth), Mike Maker (Williams), Mike Miller (Alvernia), Todd Raridon (North Central), Michael Schauer (Wheaton), Bob Semling (UW-Stevens Point), Jim Shaw (Rose-Hulman), Tom Spanbauer (Cortland State), Johnny Tauer (St. Thomas), Kevin Vande Streek (Calvin), Bob Walsh (Rhode Island College). 

Shaw led Rose-Hulman to a 24-4 record and its second consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament this season.  His accolades for the season included NABC Regional Co-Coach of the Year honors and status as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

The team also tied a school record with 44 wins over a two-year span and won its first league regular season title since 1999.  Shaw's coaching staff includes assistant coach Rusty Loyd and student assistant Blake Knotts.

The Fightin' Engineers reached as high as No. 19 nationally this season and featured a second-team NABC All-American selection in junior Julian Strickland.

The Glenn Robinson Award is presented annually to the top division III men's basketball coach. Named after the longtime Franklin & Marshall coach, Robinson has over 800 wins and is currently 12th on the all-time wins list.  He guided the Diplomats to the Division III Final Four in 1979, 1991, 1996, 2000 and 2009.

The 2013 award will be presented on April 5 at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.