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2015 Men's Soccer Coaching Staff
Position: Head Coach
Phone: (315) 491-4876
Richard Shaw was named Head Coach of Men’s Soccer at SUNY Adirondack in January 2015. Prior to taking on this role, Shaw has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the game at the College and Professional levels.
As a coach, Shaw served as the interim Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Cazenovia College after 3 years of being the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Le Moyne College, where he helped guide the Dolphins to their first-ever Northeast-10 Conference Men's Soccer Championship and its first NCAA tournament trip since 1977. During his tenure at Le Moyne, Shaw recruited a number of pivotal players from overseas and was responsible for tactical preparation, nutrition, conditioning and player analysis strategies.
Shaw has also worked extensively in youth soccer for over 20 years helping many young players develop a passion for the game and go on to have success at the college and professional level. While in New York he has coached numerous state championship winning teams and he recently co-wrote the bestselling book: ‘Coaching Outside the Box: Changing the Mindset in Youth Soccer’, which has been endorsed by organizations and national governing bodies throughout the world.
As a player, Shaw came through the youth system at Blackpool Football Club in England before coming to the U.S. to play college soccer at Bryant and Stratton and Le Moyne College. During his collegiate career, Shaw was a standout player. He captained his side to a National Championship, won All-American honors, and was named Most Valuable Player for 3 consecutive seasons. Shaw also had spells playing in England with Fleetwood Town FC and Kendal Town before finally retiring from professional soccer in 2012 after playing for the Syracuse Silver Knights in the MISL.
Shaw received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Le Moyne College and holds his UEFA coaching license.