Steve Shaw is a 1962 graduate of Aroostook Central Institute and later Gordon College; in both schools he was a standout played. Steve served as captain of both teams his senior seasons and began a teaching and coaching career soon after serving a stint in the army.
While in the army, Steve was on the All-5th Army team in Fort Sill, Okla. In 1967. He also played hoops all over the world representing the U.S. State Department, in place like Kenya, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Israel. If there was a basketball and hoop handy, Steve was ready for a game.
Steve’s long and successful coaching career earned him the MABC Coach of the Year in 1994 and ’95. His 1994 Central Aroostook team won its first State Championship. The M.I.A.A.A. recognized Steve as Athletic Administrator of the Year in 2000. And the U.S. Senate recently recognized Steve’s 50 years of service as a teacher and coach in 2019.
Steve was inducted into the Maine Sports Legends Hall of Honors in 2007.
He continues to play even today at the age of 76. Three times a week one can find Steve launching jumpers from behind the three-point line with his loyal wife, Ruth, rebounding for him. If there was a state wide three point shooting contest, Steve would be a prohibitive favorite against all comers.
Steve’s life has been one immersed in basketball and he is known throughout “ The County” as the “King”; an affectionate term indicative of the respect he has earned in the basketball community.
Steve Shaw is a true Hall of Famer; and deserves to be recognized as such. He and his wife Ruth live in Mars Hill.