Jan. 13, 2011STANFORD PAGE
STANFORD OFFICIAL STATEMENT
Offensive coordinator David Shaw has been named head football coach at Stanford.
The hire was officially announced at a news conference Thursday at Stanford.
Shaw has spent the past four years with the Cardinal, overseeing the offense and running backs under former coach Jim Harbaugh.
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His promotion provides program continuity and speaks to his popularity in the locker room. Several outgoing players, including wide receiver Doug Baldwin, lobbied for his hire.
Shaw, 38, also has Stanford roots -- he was a Cardinal wide receiver from 1991-94 under Denny Green and Bill Walsh. His father, Willie, is a former Raiders' assistant coach. Shaw was a member of Harbaugh's staff at the University of San Diego before following Harbaugh to Stanford.
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Along with Shaw, Stanford was considering associate head coach Greg Roman and defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for the position. A source said that both Roman and Fangio will not return to the Stanford staff and could wind up reuniting with Harbaugh in San Francisco.
Stanford also had discussions with Boise State head coach Chris Petersen and Yale coach Tom Williams, a former Cardinal assistant coach and team captain, about the head coaching job.
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Shaw is the first alum to lead the program since Paul Wiggin (1980-83).
The Mercury News first reported the hiring.