Shaw named one of five regional coaches of the year

Stanford head coach David Shaw is one of five American Football Coaches Association's 2013 Regional Coach of the Year winners.

The AFCA recognizes five regional Coach of the Year winners in each of the Association's five divisions: Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III and NAIA. The winners are selected by Active members of the Association who vote for coaches in their respective regions and divisions.

The 2013 Regional Coach of the Year winners will be recognized at the AFCA Coach of the Year Dinner (Jan. 14) during the 2014 AFCA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

Shaw guided Stanford to an 11-2 overall record and a 7-2 mark in the Pac-12. The Cardinal won its second consecutive conference championship with a 38-14 rout of Arizona State last weekend in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game. Stanford now heads to a second consecutive Rose Bowl Game -- its fourth straight BCS bowl -- where the Cardinal takes on Michigan State.

On Monday, Shaw was named among the finalists for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award.

Men's soccer

Fresh off of its run to the NCAA Tournament's Round of 16, Stanford had three players named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region Teams as Zach Batteer and JJ Koval earned spots on the second team and Jordan Morris landed on the third team.

The trio -- each were named to the All-Pac-12 First Team as well -- helped lead Stanford to a 10-7-4 overall record in 2013 and to the program's first NCAA Tournament since 2009. In the tournament, the Cardinal moved past Loyola Marymount 3-2 on penalties in the first round then defeated No. 15 seed Cal State Northridge 1-0 in the second before falling 1-0 at No. 2 Washington.

— Stanford Athletics


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Posted by Facultybrat
a resident of Stanford
on Dec 17, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Want to reiterate my contention that Coach David Shaw will be remembered as the greatest Stanford football coach ao all time. Not hyperbole, please watch his TED lecture online about Stanford football and the "formula" that he is pursuing to keep Stanford in the national college football elite conversation for years to come as well as graduating 100% of his players. Priceless, and I do mean priceless...Stanford please keep him and his assistants around for as long as you can!

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