Shaw, Dunning get Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors


Senior Cason Kynes and Coach David Shaw Photo: 2012 © David Bernal Photography, Stanford Athletics

DAVID SHAW, head coach of the Cardinal football team, was named the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year, selected by his peer head coaches in the Pac-12. The Coach of the Year honor is the second for Shaw in his second year as head coach at Stanford. He becomes the fourth coach in Pac-12 history to earn the award in consecutive seasons.

Shaw has led Stanford this year to a 10-2 regular season record and its first Pac-12 North title. Under his leadership, the Cardinal has won 10 games in three consecutive seasons for the first time. Stanford is one win in the Pac-12 Football Championship Game away from a Rose Bowl berth and third consecutive BCS bowl game.

STANFORD, CA - NOVEMBER 20, 2011: Stanford University women's volleyball takes on Oregon State in a match at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, California.  Stanford won in 4 sets, 25-19, 25-23, 24-26, and 25-15.
Photo: Richard C. Ersted, Stanford Athletics

Also, ¬†Stanford women’s volleyball head coach JOHN DUNNING has been named the 2012 Pac-12 Coach of the Year. Dunning earns the Pac-12 Coach of the Year honor for the fourth time and his eighth conference coach of the year honors overall. He has guided the Cardinal to the team’s 15th Pac-12 title and the program’s 18th conference championship overall. Stanford has claimed the conference crown in six of the last seven years and received the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinal spent three weeks ranked No. 1 in the country by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and was the only team in the country to receive all 60 first-place votes (Nov. 5 and Nov. 12). Stanford reeled off 22 straight wins from Sept. 1 to Nov. 8, marking the longest winning streak in a single season under Dunning.