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
Shaw has more than 25 years of coaching experience, spending 13 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.
Since 2012, 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.