College football Power 5 head coach resigns after losing season
As the college football season winds down, more jobs are coming open, and another one surprisingly came open early Sunday morning as Stanford head coach David Shaw resigned from his job.
Shaw announced the news at Stanford’s postgame press conference following the 35-26 loss to BYU. The Cardinal finished 3-9 overall on the season, 2-4 in the Pac-12.
Stanford released a statement from Shaw regarding his resignation.
“After many prayers and multiple discussions with my wife, one phrase keeps coming to me – it’s time,” Shaw said. “There are not sufficient words to describe the love and gratitude I feel for my family, all of my former and current players, my staff, this administration and the entire Stanford family. Thank you all.”
The release said the Cardinal will begin a coaching search immediately.
“I would like to thank David for his immense contributions to Stanford,” Jaquish and Kenninger Director of Athletics Bernard Muir said. “David has represented Stanford football, as both a player and a coach, with unwavering grace, humility and integrity. He has cared tremendously for each and every student-athlete in his program while helping them pursue their full academic and athletic potential. David will forever remain a valued member of the Stanford football family and an integral part of the storied history of the program. I hope Cardinal fans everywhere will join me in thanking David and his family for their extraordinary years of service and wishing them all the best in their next chapter.”
Shaw is a 4-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year and a winner of 3 conference titles. Shaw won 96 games as head coach of Stanford, good for 9th all-time in Pac-12 history.
Stanford, however, has struggled over the last 4 sub-.500 seasons. The Cardinal has a combined record of 14-28.
Shaw exits Stanford with a 96-54 overall record.