Dave Shaw
Dave Shaw
Year Inducted: 2015
Sport(s): Head Men's Basketball Coach
Year of Graduation: N/A

In three seasons as head men’s basketball coach Dave Shaw accumulated a 47-21 record and won two Wisconsin Conference of Independent Colleges championships in 1978-79 and 1980-81. He was also honored as WCIC Coach of the Year on three separate occasions (77-78, 78-79, 80-81). 

In the midst of the 1980-81 season, Dave led the Sabres to a then-school record 16-game winning streak en route to a 22-6 record. The Sabres climbed to as high as No. 2 in the National Little College Athletic Association (NLCAA) rankings. After winning the NLCAA Midwest Region in Chicago, Ill., the Sabres advanced to the Sweet 16.

During his tenure Dave had the privilege to coach 12 WCIC all-league student athletes: Dave Poole, 78-79, WCIC Player of the Year; John Allen, 80-81, WCIC Player of the Year; Dave Beres, 77-80, Three time WCIC All Conference; Dave Kirchmann, 80-81, NLCAA All-Star Team, Terry Ritchie, 77-79, Two time WCIC All Conference; Adrian Ritchie, 78-79; Tony Switzler, 78-79; Bob Stangl, 80-81; Jeff Luegers, 80-81; John Hermanson, 80-81; Steve Smith, 77-78; Tom Nickodem, 80-81.

With the help of fellow Hall of Famer Bruce Prall, Dave was a pioneer in Marian Athletics history assisting in the growth and early success of Sabre sports. Additionally, Dave was very instrumental in the building of Howard Sadoff Gymnasium which is still home to men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, and numerous campus and community events. Due to Shaw’s early success, Marian athletics and the men’s basketball program are important fixtures in the Fond du Lac community.