Tony Shaver

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Tony Shaver
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Biographical details
Born (1954-01-28) January 28, 1954 (age 67)
High Point, North Carolina
Playing career
1972–1976 North Carolina
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976–1986 Episcopal HS
1986–2003 Hampden–Sydney
2003–2019 William & Mary
Head coaching record
Overall584–388
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
8 ODAC regular season (1989, 1992, 1995, 1997–1999, 2001, 2002)
CAA regular season (2015)
Awards
CAA Coach of the Year (2008, 2010)

Tony Shaver (born January 28, 1954) is an American college basketball coach. From the 2003–04 through 2018–19 seasons, he was the head men's basketball coach at the College of William & Mary. [1] He arrived at William & Mary after a 17-year tenure as the head coach at Hampden-Sydney College. He leaves as the winningest coach in William & Mary history and finished with an overall record of 226 wins and 268 losses.

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Shaver played college basketball under Dean Smith at North Carolina from 1972 until 1976, making the team as a walk-on and playing with such Tar Heel greats as Mitch Kupchak, Tom LaGarde, Phil Ford and Walter Davis on a team that twice went to the NCAA tournament.

After graduating from UNC, Shaver accepted the head coach's job at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Shaver stayed at Episcopal for 10 years, ending his tenure as the Virginia State Private School Coach of the Year in 1986.

Following the 1986 season, Shaver made the jump to the collegiate ranks as the head coach at Hampden-Sydney. Under his guidance, the Tigers grew into a national powerhouse program at the Division III level. In 17 seasons with the Tigers, Shaver won almost 75% of the games he coached. His Tigers won eight Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championships and went on to great success in the NCAA Division III tournament, making 11 appearances in the tournament, with 7 trips to the Sweet Sixteen and 2 trips to the Final Four. The Tigers finished as the Division III National Runnerup in 1999, after suffering a double-overtime 1-point loss to the University of Wisconsin–Platteville in the national championship game. Shaver was a three-time ODAC Coach of the Year: His tremendous success drew the attention of William & Mary, who hired him to coach the Tribe in 2003.

At William & Mary, Shaver turned the program around from a Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) cellar-dweller to a team with a .500 overall record (15–15, and 8–10 in CAA play) by 2006–07, his fourth year. The following year, William & Mary posted its first winning season since 1997–98 and, in the process, achieved its first back-to-back campaigns of 15-plus victories in 25 years. The 2007–08 team finished with a 10–8 conference record, entered the CAA tournament as the #5 seed, and proceeded to advance to its first-ever CAA Championship Game. Shaver was selected the Colonial Athletic Association's Coach of the Year in both 2007 and 2008. [2] He broke the school record for wins by a men's basketball coach in February 2013, despite an overall losing record at W&M up to that point. [3] In the 2014–15 season, W&M senior Marcus Thornton was named CAA Player of the Year while junior Terry Tarpey was named CAA Defensive Player of the Year, which Tarpey would repeat the next year as a senior. It marked the first time a Tribe player had earned either CAA honor. [4]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Hampden–Sydney Tigers (Old Dominion Athletic Conference)(1986–2003)
1986–87Hampden–Sydney12–136–8T–5th
1987–88Hampden–Sydney12–135–9T–6th
1988–89Hampden–Sydney21–87–5T–3rd NCAA D-III Sweet 16
1989–90Hampden–Sydney15–119–74th
1990–91Hampden–Sydney21–612–43rd
1991–92Hampden–Sydney24–614–41st NCAA D-III Sweet 16
1992–93Hampden–Sydney12–138–106th
1993–94Hampden–Sydney22–615–32nd NCAA D-III Sweet 16
1994–95Hampden–Sydney28–317–11st NCAA D-III Elite Eight
1995–96Hampden–Sydney17–911–7T–4th
1996–97Hampden–Sydney21–712–6T–2nd NCAA D-III First Round
1997–98Hampden–Sydney23–613–5T–1st NCAA D-III Sweet 16
1998–99Hampden–Sydney29–316–21st NCAA D-III Runner-up
1999–00Hampden–Sydney26–218–01st NCAA D-III Second Round
2000–01Hampden–Sydney24–514–4T–1st NCAA D-III Second Round
2001–02Hampden–Sydney23–613–53rd NCAA D-III Second Round
2002–03Hampden–Sydney28–417–1T–1st NCAA D-III Final Four
Hampden–Sydney:358–121 (.747)207–81 (.719)
William & Mary Tribe (Colonial Athletic Association)(2003–2019)
2003–04 William & Mary 7–214–14T–8th
2004–05 William & Mary 8–213–15T–8th
2005–06 William & Mary 8–203–15T–10th
2006–07 William & Mary 15–158–10T–7th
2007–08 William & Mary 17–1610–85th
2008–09 William & Mary 10–205–1311th
2009–10 William & Mary 22–11 12–63rd NIT First Round
2010–11 William & Mary 10–22 4–1411th
2011–12 William & Mary 6–26 4–1410th
2012–13 William & Mary 13–177–118th
2013–14 William & Mary 20–12 10–63rd
2014–15 William & Mary 20–13 12–6T–1st NIT First Round
2015–16 William & Mary 20–11 11–7T–3rd
2016–17 William & Mary 17–14 10–8T–4th
2017–18 William & Mary 19–12 11–74th
2018–19 William & Mary 14–17 10–84th
William & Mary:226–268 (.457)124–162(.434)
Total:584–389 (.600)

      National champion        Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion        Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion      Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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References

  1. "William & Mary parts ways with long-time head coach Tony Shaver". Coaches Database. Retrieved March 13, 2019.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Tribe Athletics - Shaver Named COY Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine . Accessed April 20, 2008.
  3. "Tribe Sweeps Season Series with ODU as Tony Shaver Sets W&M Wins Mark". Comcast SportsNet Washington. Archived from the original on April 8, 2013. Retrieved February 19, 2013.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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