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.