Following two seasons on the UNT bench, Andre Shaw has been promoted to assistant coach, first-year head coach Ross Hodge announced Friday.
“We are excited to announce the elevation of Andre Shaw to assistant coach,” Hodge said. “Andre has been an integral part of the last two championship teams and his influence is felt all through our program. He has tremendous relationships with players and pours his heart into developing them as basketball players, students, and young men. He has a diverse skill set and we look forward to having him on the floor this upcoming season.”
Shaw spent the previous two seasons as Director of Operations helping the Mean Green to a 56-14 overall record with a 32-6 mark in conference play, one NIT title and one regular season Conference USA Championship. In his new role, Shaw will serve as an on-court assistant coach and director of internal operations.
A well-respected player developmental coach, Shaw originally joined the Mean Green in June 2021 with a decade of coaching experience at the Division II and junior college levels. In that time, he made stops at Midwestern State, Eastern New Mexico and Collin College prior to arriving at UNT.
https://be5eb7342088f9cab337585e385ed98d.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-40/html/container.htmlThe New York City native spent five seasons at Midwestern State from 2016-21. The Mustangs won more than 20 games in three of those five seasons. He worked as a position coach at MSU and mentored a pair of first-team all-conference guards in Monzaigo Williams and Bretson McNeal.
Shaw was instrumental to his teams’ success over the years. During his seven seasons coaching in the Lone Star Conference, Shaw guided and recruited numerous all-league performers and was critical to multiple conference championships and a NCAA DII regional championship game appearance during that span.
At Eastern New Mexico, Shaw was promoted to Associate Head Coach after in his first season when the Greyhounds saw significant improvement under his tutelage. ENMU had its best finish in conference play in over four years and the first winning record in league play in nearly 10 years.
Shaw is a 2013 graduate of Western New England, where he was a standout guard. He scored 1,143 points in three seasons and averaged 15.0 points per game during his career.