January 16, 2012
Shaw named Adelphi men's assistant coach
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. – Paul Shaw has been named assistant men's soccer coach at Adelphi University.
Shaw will aid in all aspects of the program including working with the offense, defense, player development and recruiting.
Shaw brings more than 20 years of professional soccer experience to the Panthers' sidelines, having played for numerous professional teams including English Premier League powerhouse Arsenal.
“I am extremely excited to have Paul Shaw join the Adelphi family,” head coach Carlo Acquista saidd. “His high soccer IQ from his playing and coaching experience will contribute to the program immediately. He will work very closely with me on all day to day duties.”
Shaw began his pro soccer career with Arsenal in 1991, making his EPL debut against Nottingham Forest in 1994. In six years with the club, Shaw made 13 appearances as a midfielder. He also spent time with Burnley, Cardiff City, and Peterborough United before landing at Millwall in 1997.
After four years with Millwall, he spent time with Gillingham and Sheffield United. From 2004-07, he played for Rotterham United, Chesterfield, Saltergate, Oxford United, and Ferencvárosi TC, a Hungarian team. Retford United was his final stop before being named the captain of the newly formed USL Pro League team F.C. New York. In the summer of 2011, Shaw made the transition from player to coach when he was named the coach of F.C. New York on May 23, guiding the team to a respectable, 6-11-7 record in the teams first season.
“I'm honored and excited to be working at Adelphi University," Shaw said. "I'm thankful to Carlo Acquista for asking me to work and help him. Hopefully with a lot of hard work we can enjoy a successful year."
The Panthers posted an 8-9-2 record and captured the Atlantic Soccer Conference regular season title with a 4-0 mark.