P.C. Shaw spent four seasons as an assistant coach at UCLA (2007-10), in addition to serving as the team's first-ever director of operations in 2005-06. An assistant coach with the Bruins since the fall of 2006, Shaw assisted the catchers and hitters.
In addition to coaching responsibilities, Shaw played a vital role in overseeing the program's day-to-day administrative duties and working with UCLA's baseball camps. He served as the team's first base coach in 2009 and 2010, in addition to working with the catchers.
In 2010, Shaw helped the program achieve its highest single-season win total (51) and most regular-season victories (43) after starting the year with a school-record 22-game wins streak. UCLA advanced to the College World Seires for the third time in school history, the first time since 1997. The team's offense finished the year hitting over the .300 plateau for the first time since 2002, and UCLA had more stolen bases (104) than any Bruins' team since 1994.
UCLA's catchers backed a pitching staff that finished the season with the nation's second-lowest ERA (3.00) and the highest average of strikeouts per nine innings (10.2). Shaw's work with Steve Rodriguez helped the two-year starting catcher lead a trio of weekend starters that each collected 11 or more wins and 120 or more strikeouts. Learning to shutdown the opponents' run game, UCLA ranked second in the Pac-10 Conference in stolen base attempts per game.
In 2009, the Bruins' catching corps led the Pac-10 in caught stealing percentage (45.6), as Rodriguez and Gino Aielli helped UCLA shut down the opposition's running game. The Bruins tied for the lead among Pac-10 teams in fewest stolen bases against.
Working with UCLA's outfielders in 2007 and 2008, Shaw helped the development of Brady Dolan and Mickey Weisser, both of whom emerged in the starting lineup in 2008. Dolan, who made several spectacular plays in right field during the Fullerton Regional, committed just one error in 112 chances during his three-year career. Additionally, outfielder Blair Dunlap earned All-Tournament Team honors at the Fullerton Regional in June.
In 2007, Shaw worked with right fielder Gabe Cohen, who earned Pac-10 Co-Newcomer of the Year honors before being named a Freshman All-America selection by Baseball America. In his first season as an assistant coach, Shaw helped guide the Bruins to the NCAA Super Regionals, marking his third appearance in the postseason as a college baseball coach and his first super regional appearance.
Shaw, a 1994 graduate of Cal State Northridge, arrived at UCLA with an extensive background in both baseball coaching and business operations. From 1992 to 1994 he served as an undergraduate assistant coach at Cal State Northridge, where his duties included coaching the infielders and outfielders, running the offense and coaching the bases. The Matadors reached the NCAA postseason in two of Shaw's three seasons at CSUN.
In 1992, Northridge finished fourth at the Midwest Regional in Wichita, Kan. and in 1993 the Matadors took third place at the West Regional at Arizona State. With Shaw in charge of overseeing the infielders, the 1993 squad led the nation with 85 double plays for an average of 1.52 per game. In 1993, Shaw also coached third base and ran the offense.
In 1995, Shaw led the Kenosha Kroakers to the Northwoods League title as head coach. Later that year, he entered the business world as a Corporate Purchasing Agent for Minarik, a large manufacturer and distributor of motion control products. However, he could not stay away from baseball for long.
Shaw returned to the field in 2002 and served as a baseball coach and algebra teacher at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, Calif. In 2003, he took over assistant coaching duties at Chatsworth High School, where he helped lead the school to back-to-back CIF and national championships in 2003 and 2004.
At Chatsworth, Shaw assisted the hitters and coached third base. He was also instrumental in guiding the Chancellors to a state-record 54-game winning streak. In 2005, his final season at Chatsworth, his team finished as the CIF City Section runners-up.
Shaw, 40, graduated from Montclair Prep before attending UCLA in 1987 and 1988. He and his wife, Jill, reside in Reseda, Calif. with their two children - daughter, Megan (2); son, Michael (born Dec. 2008).