Head Coach, Women’s Basketball
University of La Verne
2012 WCA Graduate, Class #27
Julie Shaw enters her third season on the sideline as the head coach of the women’s basketball team at La Verne. In her first year, Shaw guided the Leopards to a 13-12 overall record and 8-8 in SCIAC play and followed that up with a 10-15 record, 7-9 in SCIAC play in her second season.
This past summer, Julie was the Field of Play Supervisor for basketball and helped coordinate the basketball segment for the Special Olympic World Games held in Los Angeles.
A Southern California native, Shaw arrived at La Verne from Gonzaga University, where she spent two seasons as an assistant coach. In both seasons, the Bulldogs won the West Coast Conference regular season title and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. In 2012-13, Gonzaga captured its ninth consecutive WCC crown and in 2011-12 the Bulldogs advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.
Prior to Gonzaga, Shaw served as an assistant at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she was an assistant coach for six years. Shaw previously served as a graduate assistant coach with the University of Redlands during the 2004-05 campaign. Prior to her time at Redlands, she was as an assistant coach at Vista del Lago High School in Moreno Valley.
An accomplished student-athlete, Shaw was a four-year letterwinner at UC Riverside after graduating from J.W. North High School. She departed UC Riverside ranked second all-time in appearances (110) and free throw attempts (366), third in rebounds (792), fourth in scoring (1,303) and sixth in field goals (469). During her tenure at UC Riverside (1998-2002), Shaw was a 2001-02 All-Big West Conference honorable mention selection and a member of the 2002 Big West All-Tournament Team. Shaw played professionally in Portugal the season following her graduation.
Shaw recently earned her Doctorate in educational leadership and administration from UC Santa Barbara. She is a LGBT Coalition member and assists with the LGBT Coaches Group.