Former Washington assistant Jim Shaw has been hired by Saint Mary’s as a “special assistant” to head coach Randy Bennett, who was an assistant under Lorenzo Romar at Saint Louis.
“Jim Shaw has had a tremendous amount of success as a basketball coach and I am looking forward to having his experience and professionalism help our program,” Bennett said in a press release. “I’ve known Jim for a long time. He has worked for some great coaches and helped every team he worked with achieve some of those programs’ best seasons. We are fortunate to have him on our basketball staff.”
He and Paul Fortier left the staff this spring when Romar made changes. Fortier ended up as associate head coach at Cal Poly.
Raphael Chillious and T.J. Otzelberger were hired to replace Fortier and Shaw.