STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford Athletics announced today that its defensive coordinator position has been endowed by a generous gift from an anonymous donor, named in honor of Willie Shaw, the former Cardinal defensive coordinator and father of current head coach David Shaw.
"This is another sign of how unique Stanford University is," said Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football David Shaw. "Our donors and alumni have a passion for Stanford Football and feel a close connection to our program. Generous endowments are the result of those great relationships. Gifts like this make it possible for us to attract and retain the best coaches in America. Also, it is important to recognize how vital our defensive performance has been to our recent success, helping to elevate this program to the upper echelon of college football."