Staff
Head Coach
Tony Shaver

When Tony Shaver accepted the head coaching position at William & Mary in May of 2003, he set his sights on making the Tribe a championship-contending program. Fast-forward to the present, the two-time CAA Coach of the Year and National Mid-Major Coach of the Year finalist has led a revival of the Green and Gold program, including the Tribe’s first CAA regular season Championship in 17 years during the 2014-15 campaign.

Over the last eight seasons under Shaver, W&M has produced three of its eight 20-win seasons and advanced to the CAA Championship game on four occasions, a first in program history. Twice in the last six seasons, he led the program to berths in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), only the second and third postseason bids in program history. Shaver is W&M’s all-time winningest head coach with 156 victories over his 12 seasons on the Green and Gold sidelines.

In his 29 years as a collegiate head coach, he is one of the winningest active coaches in college basketball. Over his career, Shaver-coached teams have won 20 or more games during 15 seasons and advanced to the post season on 13 occasions. Shaver entered 2015-16 ranked 20th among active Division I head coach with 514 career victories. He became the 86th Division I head coach to win 500 games in 2014. Shaver possesses four of the top nine single-season win totals in Tribe history and two of the top three road win totals.

Associate Head Coach
Jonathan Holmes

Jonathan Holmes was promoted to Associate Head Coach following his fifth season on the Tribe staff in 2013. He served as an assistant coach at the Division II and NAIA levels before coming to Williamsburg prior to the 2008-09 season. Holmes grew up in the basketball-rich state of Indiana and furthers the W&M-North Carolina connection at the College after playing four seasons for the Tar Heels. "Jonathan has a strong pedigree in basketball and he could not be more excited to be a member of the Tribe," head coach Tony Shaver said. "He possesses a great knowledge of the game and has strong recruiting contacts. Jonathan has been runner-up for Indiana's 'Mr. Basketball' and played in the Final Four for the University of North Carolina, so he brings a winning way in helping to continue the improvement of the program." Holmes' responsibilities with the Tribe include overseeing the team's scheduling, recruiting coordinator, working with guards and scouting. His main focus area in recruiting is the Midwest.

Assistant Coach
Kotie Kimble

Kotie Kimble joined the William and Mary staff in August of 2011 and enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Green and Gold. Kimble spent the previous three seasons as an assistant coach at UNC Asheville, helping the Bulldogs to the Big South Championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament during the 2011 campaign.

"Kotie is a complete fit for our program with his relentless work ethic and ability to relate not only to our current staff, but to our players," head coach Tony Shaver said. "He is extremely well organized and an excellent communicator. In three years at UNC Asheville, he proved to be a tireless and effective recruiter. His experience and demeanor will help our program continue to build upon its recent success both on and off the court."

Under the direction of UNC Asheville head coach Eddie Biedenbach, Kimble helped guide the Bulldog program to 50 victories over the last three seasons, including a 20-win campaign. Over his three years at Asheville, the Bulldogs produced four All-Big South honorees. UNC Asheville finished in the top four in the Big South standings each of his three seasons and advanced to at least the Big South semifinals all three years. In 2011, Asheville won its opening round NCAA Tournament game against Arkansas Little Rock, 81-77, before falling to top-seeded Pittsburgh in the second round.

Assistant Coach
Austin Shaver

Austin Shaver enters his first season as an assistant coach in 2012-13 after spending the previous two campaigns as the program's Director of Basketball Operations. Prior to joining the Tribe staff, Austin, the son of head coach Tony Shaver, spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Hampden-Sydney for former Tribe assistant Dee Vick along with a year as a graduate assistant at VCU.

"It is exciting to have the opportunity to promote Austin to an assistant coach," head coach Tony Shaver said. "Austin brings a familiarity with the league, our program and our players that further develops the cohesion of the Tribe program. He has a variety of experiences that will make him a strong assistant, including time as a graduate assistant in the CAA, two years of coaching and recruiting experience at Hampden-Sydney as well as an understanding of the high school and AAU circuit in Virginia. He has worked under some great coaches, and his knowledge of the game and the W&M community will benefit our program."

"I am very excited for the opportunity to continue working at the College of William and Mary as an assistant coach," Austin Shaver said. "I have a passion for the players on this team as well as the College as a whole. I share the staff's commitment to enhancing the program's success through hard work and dedication. I've been fortunate to work for some great coaches along the way at many different levels, and they have all helped prepare me for this opportunity."

Director of Basketball Operations
Luke Ford

Luke Ford joined the Tribe men's basketball staff in October of 2014 as the program’s director of basketball operations. Ford previously served in the same capacity at UMBC.

“We are thrilled to welcome Luke to our staff as the season gets underway,” head coach Tony Shaver said. “He is a great young man with a bright future. His organizational skills and love of the game will allow him to immediately impact our program.”

A Charlottesville, Va., native, Ford graduated from the University of Virginia in May of 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs along with coursework related to basketball analytics, statistical analysis, psychology in sports and exercise, and management accounting.

"It’s truly an honor and blessing to be joining the men’s basketball program and the entire community here at The College of William and Mary,” Ford said. “I look forward to continuing my growth and understanding of the game of basketball under Coach Shaver and his staff. I'll always be grateful to Coach (Tony) Bennett for the opportunity to learn about building a successful program at the University of Virginia.”

Ford served as a manager of the Cavaliers’ men’s basketball team for four seasons under head coach Tony Bennett and spent the 2012-13 season as co-head manager and the 2013-14 campaign as the team’s head manager. During his senior year in 2014, Virginia won its first ACC Tournament Championship since 1976 and its first outright ACC regular season Championship since 1981. The Cavaliers were a No. 1 seed in the 2014 NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16. His duties as a head manager included creating and distributing mail-outs for recruits, managing the recruiting database, breaking down film and creating and managing a game film export database.

Ford worked with the NBA Top 100 Camp as a statistician and videographer from 2010-14. He also worked at the Tony Bennett Basketball Camp as a league commissioner, while also assisting with camp logistics. Ford has also developed advanced metrics designed to improve player chemistry, shooting mechanics, and defensive strategy.

Ford played four seasons of basketball at Albemarle (Va.) High School and served as co-captain during his senior season. He received the Patriot Award for his exemplary team leadership.