Shaw resigns after 12 seasons as Stanford coach
5:16 AM ET Paolo UggettiESPN Stanford head coach David Shaw has actually resigned after 12 seasons at his alma mater.Shaw announced
his decision to step down, effective instantly, after Saturday night’s 36-25 loss to BYU in Stanford’s season ending.”I prayed about it, I thought about it, “Shaw stated.”With every hour it seemed, it was more cemented in my head. The expression that kept concerning me is:’It’s time. ‘”Shaw, 50, stated he had actually not considered resigning up until earlier this past week and stated he has no desire to coach another group at this moment.2 Associated” I am not stressed out,” he said.”I’m healthy; I feel good. However 16 years is a very long time. … 16 years of running a program, 16 years of being responsible for
everything and everybody reaches you.”Shaw steps down as the winningest head coach in Stanford history with 96 profession success. His resignation comes after back-to-back 3-9 seasons and a stretch because 2019 where
the Cardinal have actually gone 14-28. Stanford is 3-16 in Pac-12 play the previous two seasons, including successive losses to rival California.”There are a lot of individuals that believe this program is down. That’s what our record states,
“said Shaw, who completed with a 96-54 record at Stanford.”But I take a look at the elements. I look at individuals here, the support that I’m hearing coming from our athletic director, from our university president, individuals that are behind the scenes. We’re not that far away.” “I would like to thank David for his enormous contributions to Stanford,”athletic director Bernard Muir said in a declaration.”David has actually represented Stanford football, as both a player and a coach,
with undeviating grace, humility and stability. He has actually cared greatly for each and every student-athlete in his program while helping them pursue their full scholastic and athletic potential. David will permanently remain a valued member of the Stanford football household and an integral part of the storied history of the program. I hope Cardinal fans all over will join me in thanking David and his household for their remarkable years of service and wanting them all the very best in their next chapter.”Shaw, who played wide receiver for the Cardinal from 1991 to 1994, has actually belonged to Stanford’s training personnel given that 2007. He initially began as an offensive planner for 4 seasons prior to being promoted to the head-coaching task in 2011 after Jim Harbaugh
left for the NFL.It didn’t take wish for Shaw to be successful. During his very first 4 seasons, he led Stanford to 3 Rose Bowls, consisting of 2 victories, in addition to 3 Pac-12 titles– and four Pac-12 Coach of the Year awards– during that span.Shaw expressed Saturday how tough the new college football landscape, with NIL and the transfer website, has actually been for Stanford, but he did not acknowledge that was a reason for his departure.”Stanford historically does not change quickly,”he stated.”We are methodical. … It’s been challenging, however it’s been hard for everybody.
“Shaw said the transfer portal” will be really luring “to current Stanford players upon his departure. Asked if he believes Stanford can return to the level it was at when he first took the task, Shaw said yes.”Growth,”Shaw responded when asked what it will take for Stanford to recuperate. “And it’s not going to be instant.”The school specified it
will right away start a nationwide search to discover a brand-new coach.Information from The Associated Press was utilized in this report.