Doug Shaw is leaving Mauldin High School to take over as athletic director and football coach at Palmetto High next school year.
Named the Class AAAA Big 16 Upstate Coach of the Year in 2009 when the Mavericks went 10-3, Shaw compiled a record of 36-46 the last seven years at Mauldin after stints at Carolina High, North Myrtle Beach High and Myrtle Beach High, where his father won four state championships and 16 conference titles.
“I am very excited to be coming to Palmetto High,” Shaw said in press release. “My previous coaching jobs have been very rewarding. I have tried to instill in the young men what it takes to be successful, not only on the field of play but in the real world as well.
“This position holds the responsibility of developing young men as well as football players. I learned from the best, my father, athletic director and head football coach for 25 years, and I saw the time and commitment that it takes to fill this position.”
“I am very excited to have coach Doug Shaw join our team at Palmetto High,” said Palmetto principal Ray Callaham. “He is a proven coach with a record of improving teams wherever he has been. He places high importance on the development of not only the skills of student athletes but their character development.”
Palmetto, which competes in the Western AAA region, compiled a 36-40 record the last seven years under coach Jody LeCroy.