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Kansas City Named Kerry Shaw Head Softball Coach

Kansas City Named Kerry Shaw Head Softball Coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Athletics Director Dr. Brandon Martin today announced the hiring of Kerry Shaw as the head softball coach. The Bates City, Mo., native becomes the seventh head coach in Kansas City softball history.

Most recently, Shaw was the hitting coach at Texas for the 2019 season. During that year, the Longhorns posted a 46-17 record, the most wins for the program since 2013. Texas won a NCAA Regional and reached the NCAA Super Regionals for the first time since 2013. His batters broke the school single-season record for doubles with 91 and he helped mentor five players that hit .300 or better last season.

From 2016-18, Shaw was the head coach at NCAA Division II University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D. Prior to his time there, he spent the 2015 campaign as a Division I assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

At the interscholastic level, Shaw served from 2010-14 as both the softball and baseball coach at Odessa High School. He also had a successful career as the head baseball coach for Grain Valley High School from 1994-2002.

Before venturing into coaching, Shaw was a standout baseball player at William Jewell College from 1984-86 before heading to the University of South Carolina-Aiken for the 1987 campaign. From there, he went on to play from 1988-91 as part of the San Francisco Giants organization.

Shaw earned a bachelor's degree in health & physical education from Missouri Western State in 1993. He is married to Cheri and has three children, Tiffany, Hillary and Zac, and two grandsons, Aiden and Jackson.