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Islanders name Jim Shaw head men's basketball coach

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Posted at 10:34 PM, Mar 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-31 00:00:27-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Islander's Men's Basketball has named assistant coach Jim Shaw at the team's new head coach Wednesday evening by vice president of intercollegiate athletics Adrian Rodriguez.

"No one knows the Texas landscape as much as Jim Shaw does, and so that's a huge part of who we are and his Texas ties connect there. He came in and help put together a recruiting model that's been incredibly successful for us," Rodriguez said. "Largely responsible for the championship roster that we've seen over the last couple of years, so we are just really excited what he'll continue to bring and do for us here with the men's basketball program."

According to a release from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Shaw has been the interim head coach since previous head coach Steve Lutz left to head up the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

"It's an honor to be named the head coach of the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men's basketball program. The Island campus is the premier institution in the state of Texas and I cannot wait to build upon our previous athletic success to highlight all that A&M-Corpus Christi has to offer," Shaw said.

Shaw joined the Islanders in the 2020-2021 season but previously had positions at Division I schools Texas Tech, Nebraska, UTEP, Texas State and Tarleton State.

"Coach Shaw is committed to maintaining the championship culture that has brought The Island University and the entire Coastal Bend community great pride. We are excited to continue building upon our foundation of success to expand not seasons, but decades," said President Dr. Kelly M. Miller.

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