Dennis Shaver

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Dennis Shaver
Sport(s) Track & Field
Current position
Title Head coach
Team LSU
Biographical details
Born Salina, Kansas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981-1982 Hutchinson CC (asst.)
1982-1985 Hutchinson CC
1985-1991 Barton CC
1992-1995 Auburn (asst.)
1995-2004 LSU (asst.)
2004-current LSU
Accomplishments and honors
Championships

• NCAA Women's Outdoor
(2008, 2012-Vacated)
• SEC Women's Outdoor
(2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012)
• SEC Women's Indoor
(2008, 2011)
• NJCAA Women's Indoor
(1998, 1990, 1991)
• NJCAA Women's Outdoor
(1986, 1990, 1991)

• NJCAA Women's Cross Country
(1986, 1990)
Awards

• NCAA Women's Outdoor Coach of the Year
(2008, 2012)
• SEC Women's Coach of the Year - 7 times
• National Junior College Coach of the Year,
Indoor & Outdoor - 7 times

• Kansas Collegiate Coach of the Year - 6 times

Dennis Shaver is the current track & field coach at Louisiana State University. Shaver came to LSU in 1995 as an Assistant Coach. Since his arrival, he has coached 22 Olympians, 6 Olympic medalists, 411 All-Americans, 39 individual National Champions, 49 NCAA event titles, and 19 national championship relay teams.[1][2]

He began his college coaching career at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas in 1981 as an Assistant Football and Track coach. In 1982 he became the Head Coach for the Track Team at Hutchinson Community College. He left Hutchinson in 1985 to become the Head Track Coach at Barton Community College where he had tremendous success. During his last year there, he became the first coach to ever win the NJCAA "triple crown" winning the cross-country, indoor, and outdoor titles. After Barton, Shaver became an assistant at Auburn University for the next three years before arriving in Baton Rouge in 1995 as an assistant coach. In 2004 he replaced the legendary Pat Henry as head track and field coach.

He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He later earned a master's degree in education administration from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1981.

Yearly results[edit]

Program Season Men's
Indoor
Men's
Outdoor
Women's
Indoor
Women's
Outdoor
Conf. NCAA Conf. NCAA Conf. NCAA Conf. NCAA
LSU 2005 6 26 5 3 3 6 6 24(t)
LSU 2006 4 2 4 2 7 7 4 7(t)
LSU 2007 4 10 2 2 3 2 1 2
LSU 2008 2 4 2 2(t) 1 2 1 1
LSU 2009 6 4 3 5 2 6 2 6
LSU 2010 3 4 2 6 3 3 1 6
LSU 2011 3 4 4 4 1 3 1 3
LSU 2012 4 5 2 2 2 3 1 1X
LSU 2013 5 15 4 7 2 3 2 4
LSU 2014 10 8(t) 6 4(t) 6 12(t) 8 6
LSU 2015 5 7 4 4 5 9 4 11
LSU 2016

† - National Coach of the Year honors
X - Vacated National Championship

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