Shaw to part ways with Vandy after six years

Head coach Tom Shaw (right) with Vanderbilt's Tyler Matthews during the Rio Pinar Invitational at Rio Pinar Country Club.

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After six years as the head men’s golf coach, Tom Shaw will part ways with Vanderbilt when his contract expires June 30. The Commodores won three titles under Shaw and advanced to the NCAA postseason three times, including to the national championship in 2007.

A national search will begin for Shaw’s replacement, and assistant coach Dusty Smith with lead Vanderbilt in the interim.

“I am very proud of the progress that we made over my time at Vanderbilt,” Shaw said. “I am leaving the program in great shape and am grateful to the fine young men that came to Vanderbilt seeking excellence in the classroom, on the course, and in the community. I will always be one of their biggest supporters, and I know they will take Vanderbilt to great heights in the future.”

Under Shaw, two student-athletes were named All-Americans and four were named Academic All-Scholars. Five of Shaw’s players won individual titles.

“Tom Shaw represented Vanderbilt with distinction, and we are most appreciative of his work,” vice chancellor David Williams said. “He understood Vanderbilt’s commitment to academics and sportsmanship, and during his six years his teams consistently achieved 3.0 or better grade-point averages. We were very proud of the class with which his teams competed and represented our university. We wish Tom the very best.”

Vanderbilt, which missed postseason this year, is ranked No. 75 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings.

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