King University

King University Athletics
1350 King College Rd Bristol, TN 37620
Division 2 Tennessee Southeast
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Paul Shaw

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

Shaw has more than 25 years of coaching experience, spending 13 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.

Since 2012, 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.

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Alex Butorovich

Butorovich joined the Tornado staff prior to the 2020 season as the graduate assistant for the women's soccer program. She will be working on her MBA following her graduation from Belmont Abbye College in the spring.

Butorovich comes to King after a successful playing career at Belmont Abbey, where she served as a captain in her junior and senior seasons. As a student-athlete, Butorovich earned All-Conference Carolinas honors for each of her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Throughout this past spring, she assisted the Crusaders’ coaching staff with team and individual sessions.

What others are saying about Alex

"Alex Butorovich had an outstanding career for us at Belmont Abbey College as a player, student, and team leader. We are very excited Alex is staying in the game as a graduate assistant at King University while she pursues her graduate degree and wish her all the best."

-Belmont Abbey head coach Mike Lynch

“Over the past couple of months I have gotten to know Alex as a very committed professional and fantastic person. She will be a great asset to our community and I am thoroughly looking forward to coaching beside Alex this year.”

-King head coach Paul Shaw

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