Charles “Coach” Shaw

About This Inductee

Charles “Coach” Shaw, 1951 graduate of Tunkhannock High School, lettered in five sports. He played tailback on the school’s first unbeaten and untied football team, as he scored fifty-eight points and threw six touchdowns from the single wing formation. He was the leading scorer on the basketball team, and led the volleyball team to the district title. He led the baseball team to the league championship, hitting close to .500 and also was district champion in the 440 and 880 yard dashes. Shaw went on to East Stroudsburg State and was the leading scorer on the state co-champions his senior year. He gained second team all-state honors in football. He captained East Stroudsburg’s finest wrestling team in a decade where he had a 7-1-1 record. He also was the top hitter on the baseball team in his senior year. Shaw then put a stint in the U.S. Marines before starting his coaching career at Wyalusing. He returned to Tunkhannock in the fall of 1958 to coach football, wrestling, and baseball. He coached football for eighteen years in the Big 11, Suburban and Eastern Conferences where he compiled a 105-71 record. He was head baseball coach for fifteen years where he compiled a record of 158 wins and 18 losses with 5 district championships. He started the wrestling program in 1958 and coached six years, winning 45, losing 22, before coaching at Keystone for one year. Shaw was the athletic director from 1981-1986 at Tunkhannock where he updated and improved the athletic programs in both boys and girls sports. Currently he is the K-12 coordinator of the health and physical education program, where he teaches driver education, and is the girls swimming coach. He has a Masters degree and 48 credits beyond it in administration and supervision.