Former Rose-Hulman coach passes away

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Longtime Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's basketball head coach Jim Shaw passed away in his Terre Haute, Ind., home on Tuesday morning. 

Shaw retired as men's basketball coach in 2014 after a 20-year stint at the NCAA Division III institution. He completed his Rose-Hulman career ranked second in school history for career coaching wins (303) and winning percentage (.578), including an 82-29 record in his final four seasons.

His 20-year legacy at Rose-Hulman included six NCAA Division III Tournament appearances; five regular season conference tournament titles; four conference tournament championships; five conference Coach of the Year awards; and four seasons featuring 20 or more wins. He also served as Rose-Hulman's men's golf coach earlier in his career and won a pair of league Coach of the Year honors on the links.

Shaw's top era of Rose-Hulman men's basketball success came over his final three seasons, as the Fightin' Engineers played in three consecutive NCAA Division III Tournaments, following three conference tournament titles and two regular season championships from 2012-14.

"The Rose-Hulman basketball family and community lost one of its greatest ambassadors and friends with the passing of Coach Shaw.  His fierce competitiveness and quick wit were staples of our campus for over 20 years and he will be missed dearly. Any player, coach, or friend who knew Coach Shaw was truly blessed.  He was loved and will be missed, but never forgotten," said men's basketball head coach Rusty Loyd, who also served as Shaw's assistant for five seasons. 

Shaw graduated from Terre Haute South High School in 1978 and earned bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science from Indiana University in 1982. He added a master's degree in sports administration from Indiana State University in 1989.