What is David Shaw doing now? Former Stanford Cardinal HC's professional career explored

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David Shaw in Stanford v Notre Dame

Former Stanford Cardinal coach David Shaw established his legacy as the winningest coach in the program's history. Shaw had a long career as a football coach, starting as an outside linebacker coach for Division II Western Washington.

David Shaw joined Stanford as their offensive coordinator back in 2007. In 2011, he was promoted as the head coach after Jim Harbaugh left to join the San Francisco 49ers. After David Wiggins, who was the HC of the Cardinal from 1980 to 1983, Shaw was the second alumnus to receive a head coaching position in their alma mater.

Shaw resigned from his position back in November last year, with Troy Taylor replacing him. Shaw is currently not in a coaching position in any team. Instead, he is now turning his interest into building a broadcasting career.

Last month, NFL Network made a press release that stated that the former Stanford coach is now a part of the NFL Network crew and will appear on various studio shows. He has been an important part of the 'NFL GameDay Live' crew for the 2023 season, along with Leslie Frazier and Pep Hamilton.

Stanford v Notre Dame
Stanford v Notre Dame

Shaw had prior experience working with the NFL Network during their Draft Day coverages, going on to provide his insights and expertise on the matter. Thus, he will not have a difficult time adjusting to his new career.

After beginning his coaching career with a Division II team, Shaw went on to take up various coaching positions in the NFL. He began as an offensive quality control coach for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1997, after which he joined the Oakland Raiders a year later for the same role.

David Shaw was then promoted as the quarterbacks coach of the team in 2001. But a year later, he joined the Baltimore Ravens for the same position and transitioned into their wide receiver coach in 2005. After a nine-year stint, he spent a year on the coaching staff at San Diego before joining the Stanford Cardinal.


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The 51-year-old became widely known for changing the fortunes of the Cardinal in the college football scene. During his stint, Shaw led them to three Pac-12 championships and two Rose Bowl victories. The beginning of Shaw's era was a glorious one for the Stanford Cardinal.

Stanford v Utah
Stanford v Utah

However, David Shaw was unable to maintain the same momentum as the season passed. His last two seasons with the team saw them end with a disappointing 3-9 record. This led to Shaw deciding to resign from his position. His tenure ended with a 96-54 record.

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Edited by Neha