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Broncos name David Shaw as Senior Personnel Executive


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have added one of the top college football coaches of his era to their front office.

Denver has named former Stanford head coach David Shaw as Senior Personnel Executive, General Manager George Paton announced Thursday.

The only four-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year in conference history, Shaw served as Stanford's head coach from 2011-22. During his tenure, Shaw led the Cardinal to 96 wins, three Pac-12 titles and a pair of Rose Bowl wins. Shaw's Cardinal teams won at least 11 games in four separate seasons, and he stands as the winningest coach in school history.

During Shaw's 12 years as head coach in Palo Alto, he worked with a number of talented players. Stanford produced 42 NFL Draft picks and six first-round selections under Shaw, including three Pac-12 Offensive Players of the Year.

Andrew Luck (2012, No. 1), Andrus Peat (2015, No. 13), Joshua Garnett (2016, No. 28), Solomon Thomas (2017, No. 3), Christian McCaffrey (2017, No. 8) and David DeCastro (2021, No. 24) all played under Shaw before being selected in the first round.

The Cardinal had at least four players selected in seven different drafts while Shaw was head coach, and six players were drafted in both 2014 and 2015.

In addition to his Pac-12 Coach of the Year recognitions, Shaw earned Dodd Trophy honors in 2017 as the national coach of the year. The award honors a head coach whose program embodies scholarship, leadership and integrity while finding on-field success.

Shaw served as Stanford's offensive coordinator before his stint as head coach, and he also previously worked at the University of San Diego in 2006 as the wide receivers and passing game coordinator.

In Denver, Shaw will work in the NFL for the first time since 2005. He served as the Ravens' wide receivers coach that season and previously worked with quarterbacks and wide receivers from 2002-04. Shaw also has experience with the Eagles (1997) as a quality control coach and the Raiders (1998-01) as a quality control coach and quarterbacks coach.

Shaw and Broncos Head Coach Sean Payton both served on the Eagles' staff together in 1997.

Following his collegiate playing career at Stanford, Shaw began his coaching career at Western Washington.

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