WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
After six years of coaching around the country following a decorated collegiate career as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan, Dorian Shaw is back in the Big Ten as an assistant coach of the Purdue softball program. Shaw begins her time as a Boilermaker following a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Stanford.
"I am thrilled to welcome Dorian Shaw to the Purdue Family,” said head coach Boo De Oliveira. “She is a high-caliber coach and a person of strong character. Her core values and her championship mentality align with our team culture and my vision for Purdue softball. She is a wonderful addition to our staff."
"Dorian is a former standout Big Ten and professional athlete. She has competed at the highest levels as an athlete and a coach. She knows what it takes to win championships and I look forward to watching our team thrive under her coaching. Purdue softball has a bright future and I am very happy that Dorian will be part of it."
Shaw served as the recruiting coordinator and worked with the infield and hitters while at Stanford, assisting Kylie Sorenson to three of her four All-Pac-12 selections and an All-Northwest Region selection as a senior. Prior to her time at Stanford, Shaw made stops at George Mason and Dartmouth College to begin her coaching career and assisted Dartmouth to its most successful season in program history. In 2014, the Big Green claimed the Ivy League Championship and clinched an NCAA Regional appearance.
"I am excited to be a part of the Purdue softball family,” said Shaw “Coach De Oliveira and Coach Eberhart are two of the best in the business and I am thrilled to get to be a part of a staff so devoted to Purdue softball and the experience of the student-athletes. Purdue is a tremendous academic institution with an athletic department dedicated to growing and supporting its student-athletes. It feels great to be back in the Big Ten, and I am looking forward to helping Coach De Oliveira bring further success to West Lafayette."
Prior to her coaching career, Shaw was an All-American, NFCA All-Great Lakes Region and All-Big Ten selection at Michigan where she earned her degree in Kinesiology. From 2008-11, the Burke, Virginia, native tore through the Big Ten hitting .315 with 58 home runs, 178 runs batted in and 130 runs scored. Her junior year, she matched the program’s home run record with 21 and drove in 60 runs with a .362 batting average. Shaw also hit .365 as a senior and finished the year as a USA Softball Player of the Year and Lowe’s Senior Class Award Finalist. She was a first round pick in the National Professional Fastpitch Draft and assisted the Chicago Bandits to the 2011 Cowle’s Cup Championship.