An all-around athlete at High Point Central High School, Tony Shaver played on a state football runner-up team in 1972. He made the University of North Carolina basketball team as a walk-on under Coach Dean Smith and served as a volunteer assistant coach when he was a senior in 1975-1976. Shaver’s coaching career began at Episcopal High School (VA) in 1976, where he spent ten years prior to becoming the head coach at Hampden-Sydney College and compiling a 358-121 in 17 seasons. He won eight conference titles and took the Tigers to 11 NCAA Division III national tournaments, losing the national championship game by one point in double overtime in 1999. Shaver moved on to the College of William & Mary in 2003 where he has won 192 more games in 14 seasons, bringing his total to 550 victories. He also won the 2015 Colonial Athletic Association regular season title. During his 31-year career, he has been named Coach of the Year on five occasions and has won at least 20 games in each of 16 seasons.