William and Mary's basketball coach, Tony Shaver, spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg about the upcoming season during their weekly luncheon. Coach Shaver accepted the head coaching position at William and Mary in May of 2003, and set his sights on making the Tribe a championship-contending program. The Tribe has posted four of its nine 20-win seasons under Shaver, including three of the last four seasons. In fact, six of the Tribe's top 10 win totals have come during his 14 seasons on campus.
Shaver is William and Mary's winningest head coach with 193 victories over his 14 seasons. In his 31 years as a collegiate head coach, he ranks among the active leaders in victories in college basketball. Shaver enters 2017-18 ranked 20th among active Division I head coaches with 551 career victories.
Shaver is a member of three Halls of Fame, including each of his previous coaching stops. In October of 2016, he was inducted into the High Point Central Sports Hall of Fame.
A 1976 graduate of the University of North Carolina, Shaver was a guard on the Tar Heel program from 1972-75 under head coach Dean Smith. Originally a walk-on, he earned a scholarship his rookie season, when he was awarded the prestigious Butch Bennett Award, presented to the freshman who exemplifies determination, sportsmanship and sacrifice for the team. Shaver was voted the honor by his teammates.
A native of High Point, NC, Shaver and his wife, Ann, are the parents of three sons: Christopher, Austin and Jackson.
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