Paul Shaw was selected as head coach of the Tornado in April of 2020.
United States A License
United States Soccer Grassroots Instructor's
United States National Youth
Canadian Soccer Association B
National Coaching Institute Level 4 Coaching Diploma
MSc., Physical Education, Western Illinois
9 Academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees
1 Offensive Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
1 Defensive Conference Carolinas Player of the Week
First career win came on March 14, 2021, a 1-0 win over Converse
Year-by-Year Season Recaps
2020-21: In what was a different year, competing in the spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tornado finished 1-6-2 overall with a 1-4-2 record in league play. King defeated Converse on March 14 for their first win of the season. The Tornado also played to draws with Erskine, 0-0 and Lees-McRae, 1-1.
Prior to King
Shaw has more than 25 years of coaching experience, spending 14 years as the coaching education director for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association. In that time, his responsibilities included, managing the delivery of US Soccer's Coaching Education Licenses, coach, player and club development. He has also served the state as a head coach for Virginia's Olympic Development Programs' girl's teams, in regional events, Regional ODP Championships and on international tours.
Shaw has also been a national instructor for the United States Soccer Federation, teaching the US Soccer B, C and Instructor's License, guiding coaches both on the field and in the classroom. Along with that, over the last five years, Shaw has served as an East Coast Talent ID Scout for US Soccer's girls' youth national teams. He has coached training sessions at national training centers and identified players for the East Coach National Team Training Pools.
Prior to that, Shaw has college coaching experience as an assistant coach at Western Illinois University and American University, as well as serving as the head coach at Sweet Briar College. Shaw spent 10 years leading the soccer camp program as head coach for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He also comes with United Soccer League experience and has been the Director of Coaching for a number of youth clubs.
Shaw earned his Bachelor's degree from Carleton University in 1990 and his Master's in 1999 from Western Illinois University. Shaw and his wife Michelle have 3 daughters, Madalyn, Jaiden and Kyra.