King University

King University Athletics
1350 King College Rd Bristol, TN 37620
Division 2 Tennessee Southeast
Private Small Competitive team


Email coach

Paul Shaw

Paul Shaw was selected as head coach of the Tornado in April of 2020.


United States A License

United States Soccer Grassroots Instructor's

United States National Youth

Canadian Soccer Association B

National Coaching Institute Level 4 Coaching Diploma

MSc., Physical Education, Western Illinois

Year-by-Year Coaching Records

Athlete Honors

26 Academic All-Conference Carolinas honorees

2 Offensive Conference Carolinas Player of the Week

1 Defensive Conference Carolinas Player of the Week

3 College Sports Communicators Academic All-District selections

King Highlights

First career win came on March 14, 2021, a 1-0 win over Converse

Year-by-Year Season Recaps

2022: King finished the season with a 1-12-3 overall mark, going 1-8-3 in Conference Carolinas matches. The Tornado posted a three-match unbeaten streak to start conference play with draws against Southern Wesleyan and Erskine around a 1-0 win over Francis Marion. However, the Tornado only posted one more draw over the remainder of the season. Maggie Danroth, Erin Peters and Veronica Roach all earned College Sports Communicators Academic All-District.

2021: The Tornado won two of their first three matches of the season, including a 2-1 overtime win at regional rival Tusculum. It was the first win for King over Tusculum since 2008. King finished the regular season with a 3-8-1 record, giving them a ninth place finish in the Conference Carolinas standings. Overall the Tornado finished 4-10-1. Veronica Roach was selected Conference Carolinas Player of the Week on October 26.

2020-21: In what was a different year, competing in the spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Tornado finished 1-6-2 overall with a 1-4-2 record in league play. King defeated Converse on March 14 for their first win of the season. The Tornado also played to draws with Erskine, 0-0 and Lees-McRae, 1-1.

Prior to King

Shaw has more than 25 years of coaching experience, spending 14 years as the coaching education director for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association. In that time, his responsibilities included, managing the delivery of US Soccer's Coaching Education Licenses, coach, player and club development. He has also served the state as a head coach for Virginia's Olympic Development Programs' girl's teams, in regional events, Regional ODP Championships and on international tours.

Shaw has also been a national instructor for the United States Soccer Federation, teaching the US Soccer B, C and Instructor's License, guiding coaches both on the field and in the classroom. Along with that, over the last five years, Shaw has served as an East Coast Talent ID Scout for US Soccer's girls' youth national teams. He has coached training sessions at national training centers and identified players for the East Coach National Team Training Pools.

Prior to that, Shaw has college coaching experience as an assistant coach at Western Illinois University and American University, as well as serving as the head coach at Sweet Briar College. Shaw spent 10 years leading the soccer camp program as head coach for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). He also comes with United Soccer League experience and has been the Director of Coaching for a number of youth clubs.


Shaw earned his Bachelor's degree from Carleton University in 1990 and his Master's in 1999 from Western Illinois University.

"Paul and his wife Michelle have been married for 26 years. They live in Johnson City, have three daughters, Madalyn 22, Jaiden 20 and Kyra 16. They also have two dogs loved by the women's soccer team, Foster an airdale and Ochi, a shih-tzu."

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