Gordy Shaw
Gordy  Shaw

Offensive Line

Alma Mater:
Cal Poly, 1978

College Cal Poly, 1978; Northern Arizona 1984
Family wife, Debra
daughters, Whitney, Jenna and Aubrey
Level School, Position
College Cal Poly, 1973-76
Year School, Position
2014- University of Houston, Offensive Line
2013 Texas State, Offensive Line
2012 Idaho, Running Game Coord., Offensive Line
2009-11 Hawai'i, Offensive Line
2008 South Dakota, Offensive Coordinator
2001-07 Minnesota, Offensive Line
1997-2000 Minnesota, Defensive Line
1993-96 Minnesota, Offensive Line
1990-92 Wyoming, Offensive Line
1989 Idaho, Defensive Coordinator
1985-88 Northern Colorado, Offensive Coordinator
1982-84 Northern Arizona, Defensive Line
1980-81 Cal Poly, Defensive Line
1979 Cal State Northridge, Defensive Line
1977-78 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, Graduate Assistant
Year Bowl, School
2010 Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl, Hawai'i
2006 Insight Bowl, Minnesota
2005 Music City Bowl, Minnesota
2004 Music City Bowl, Minnesota
2003 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl, Minnesota
2002 Music City Bowl, Minnesota
2000 MicronPC.com Bowl, Minnesota
1999 Wells Fargo Sun Bowl, Minnesota
1990 Copper Bowl, Wyoming

Coaching Accomplishments

• Gordy Shaw enters his first season as the offensive line coach at the University of Houston. The former Nike Assistant Coach of the Year has over 34 years of coaching experience entering the 2014 season after spending the 2013 season at Texas State.

• Prior to his lone season at Texas State, Shaw spent one year as running game coordinator and offensive line coach at Idaho after three years as the offensive line coach at Hawai'i. In his three seasons at Hawai'i, Shaw produced a Rimington Award finalist in John Estes and five All-WAC offensive lineman.

• Shaw was the offensive coordinator for South Dakota in 2008 as the Coyotes ranked fourth nationally in scoring offense (37.5 points per game), sixth in total offense (461.8 yards per game) and seventh in rushing offense (240 yards per game). In addition, Coyote quarterback Noah Shepard ranked 14th nationally in passing efficiency (147.22) and tied for 18th nationally with 13 rushing touchdowns.

• Prior to joining South Dakota's staff, Shaw spent 14 seasons at Minnesota where he coached future NFL players Ben Hamilton, Greg Eslinger, Mark Setterstrom and Matt Spaeth. Eslinger was a two-time All-American and All-Big 10 performer who won the Rimington and Outland Trophies in 2005. Eslinger and Setterstrom helped pave the way for Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney to each rush for over 1,000 yards in 2003 and 2004, which marked the first time in NCAA history that feat was accomplished.

• Eslinger was the only center and the No. 34 player overall on Athlon's Top 50 Players of the BCS era.

• Shaw's offensive line also gave up just nine sacks in 2004, and Minnesota's offense set the Big 10 record for total offense (6,430 yards) in 2003, while finishing with the fourth-highest rushing total and sixth-highest point total for the year.

• From 1997-2000, Shaw coached the Gopher defensive line and produced future pros Karon Riley and John Schlecht. In 1999, he was named Nike Assistant Coach of the Year.

• During his 14 years at the school, Minnesota played in seven bowl games in an eight-year span, including five straight bowl berths beginning in 2002. The Gophers also won 38 games during those five seasons, the most since 1903-07.

• Shaw joined Minnesota's staff after serving as an offensive line coach at Wyoming from 1990-92. In 1990, the Cowboys compiled a 9-4 overall record and played in the Copper Bowl.

• Shaw also was Idaho's defensive coordinator in 1989 and helped guide the Vandals to a 9-3 record and the Big Sky Conference championship with an 8-0 mark.

• His coaching career began in 1977 as a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. After two seasons at Cal Poly, Shaw served as the defensive line coach at Cal State Northridge in 1979, before returning to Cal Poly as the defensive line coach from 1980-81. The Mustangs won the NCAA Division II title in 1980.

• He also coached the defensive line at Northern Arizona before serving as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Northern Colorado from 1985-88.

Prominent Pupils

• John Estes (Hawai'i)
2009 Rimington Award Finalist; 2009 All-WAC
• Brett Leonard (Hawai'i)
2011 All-WAC
• Laupepa Letuli (Hawai'i)
2010 All-WAC
• Adrian Thomas (Hawai'i)
2010 All-WAC
• Aaron Kia (Hawai'i)
2009 All-WAC
• Matt Spaeth (Minnesota)
2006 John Mackey Award Winner
2006 All-American; 2006 All-Big Ten
• Greg Eslinger (Minnesota)
2005 Rimington Award Winner
2005 Outland Trophy Winner
2005 All-American; 2004 All-American
2005 Academic All-American; 2004 Academic All-American
2005 Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year
2005 All-Big Ten; 2004 All-Big Ten; 2003 All-Big Ten
• Mark Setterstrom (Minnesota)
2004 All-American
2005 All-Big Ten; 2004 All-Big Ten
• Rian Melander (Minnesota)
2004 All-Big Ten
• Ben Hamilton (Minnesota)
2000 All-American; 1999 All-American
2000 All-Big Ten; 1999 All-Big Ten
• Karon Riley (Minnesota)
2000 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year
2000 All-Big Ten; 1999 All-Big Ten
• Lamanzer Williams (Minnesota)
1997 All-American; 1997 All-Big Ten
• Tyrone Fittje (Wyoming)
1990 All-WAC
• Mike Zeller (Idaho)
1989 All-Big Sky
• Roger Cecil (Idaho)
1989 All-Big Sky
• Charlie Oliver (Idaho)
1989 All-Big Sky
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