Former Grain Valley High School baseball coach Kerry Shaw has been hired as an assistant softball coach at the University of Texas.
Texas head coach Mike White recently announced that Shaw had been added to the staff to help with the offense.
"I am very excited to bring Coach Shaw to the Forty Acres," White said in a press release. "I believe that he will lead our team to new heights offensively. As a coach, he has been successful in improving each of the teams he has worked with offensively over the past several years. As a player, he competed at the highest level, gaining knowledge and experience that will definitely benefit UT softball in the years ahead."
Shaw coached at Grain Valley from 1994 to 2002, leading the Eagles to three conference championships and two state playoff appearances.
Shaw also coached the Oak Grove Post 379 American Legion baseball team 2009 to 2012
He spent the last three seasons (2016-18) as head coach at NCAA Division II University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D.
"I am beyond thrilled to receive this opportunity to work alongside Coach White, Coach (Chelsea) Spencer and the rest of the great softball staff and administration at the University of Texas," Shaw said in the release. "The chance to work with such established winners only comes along once in a lifetime. I'm ready to hit the ground running."
Shaw was a decorated men’s fastpitch softball player after playing in the San Francisco Giants organization, hitting .265 over a 288-game career from 1988 to 1991.