Friday, May 17, 2013
Shaw has accepted job as head football coach and athletic director at Palmetto High in Williamston.
Mauldin High School head football coach, assistant athletic director and PE teacher, Doug Shaw, is leaving the school, it was announced Friday. Shaw has been named athletic director and head football coach for Palmetto High School in Williamston in Anderson County. He is slated to begin work July 1, a news release said. The coach and educator has been at Mauldin High for seven years, and was named the Big 16 Upstate Coach of the Year in 2009 when the Mavericks went 10-3. Said Shaw: “I am very excited to be coming to Palmetto High. My previous coaching jobs have been very rewarding. I have tried to instill in the young men what it takes to be successful, not only on the field of play, but in the real world as well. "This position holds the…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
On National Signing Day, seven Mauldin High athletes signed collegiate letters of intent as they prepare to take their talents to the next level.
Beaming parents, enthusiastic friends and teammates, and proud coaches looked on Wednesday as seven Mauldin High student-athletes signed national letters of intent to compete at the collegiate level next year. Sitting at a long table in the school gym, as about a hundred or so people celebrated their sports accomplishments, the athletes joined thousands of others across the nation, signing their official commitment letters and later faxing them to their respective schools. "We're very proud of these kids," said Mauldin head football coach Doug Shaw, whose star offensive tackle, Chris Sullivan, was among the signees. "These are good athletes and they should be commended for their efforts — not only on the field but in the classroom. I hope …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Mauldin stars to play in all-star games
Mauldin football stars Jonathan McLaughlin and Jordan Hallums will each play one more game as a Maverick in the next week or so. McLaughlin, an offensive tackle, will compete in the Shrine Bowl next Saturday the 17th at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg. Tomorrow, Hallums, a wide receiver, will play in the North-South Game in Myrtle Beach. Their successful high school careers coming to a close, McLaughlin and Hallums talked to Patch recently about their time playing for Mauldin High, as well as what’s ahead. Mavericks Head Coach Doug Shaw said, “Jonathan and Jordan were integral to what we’ve done here and we’re very excited for them to be playing in all-star games.” McLaughlin, who is the third of four children…
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Fell behind early and could not mount a comeback
Even with a 4-0 start, Mauldin Coach Doug Shaw insisted that his team was still young and would make plenty of mistakes. Unfortunately for Shaw, the last three weeks have proved him right. Friday’s 35-21 loss against rival JL Mann was the latest example of the team’s youthfulness, but perhaps the most disappointing since it was Homecoming for the Mavericks. “A missed tackle here, a dropped pass there, a penalty, a blown coverage—those things cost you ballgames and they cost us tonight,” Shaw said. “But those are the kind of mistakes a young team makes and we’re a young team.” After a couple of sub-par weeks, Mavs running back Reggie Lomax returned to form, scoring all three of his team’s touchdowns. One came on an electrifying 67-yard pass…
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Rebels overpower a young Mavericks offense
On Mauldin's first posssession of the game last night in Duncan versus Byrnes quarterback Dre Massey has one of his passes intercepted and returned for a touchdown. And things got worse from there in a 56-7 loss, dropping the Mavericks to 4-2 on the year and giving them their second straight loss. The fact that Mauldin started in the face of the strong wind didn't help against a Rebels team that was bigger, faster, and stronger. "They are a very good team and you can't shoot yourselves in the foot like we did early and give them momentum," Mavericks Coach Doug Shaw. With several turnovers, two blocked punts and numerous long plays from Byrnes' potent offense there were stretches of the game where Mauldin was simply outmanned. "There is …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Coaching staff has focused on intensity as much as X's and O's this week
After last week’s loss to Boiling Springs, Mauldin High football coach Doug Shaw and the rest of the coaching stuff made little secret of their disappointment in the Mavericks' intensity level. This week, during preparations for tonight’s game against defending AAAA state champ Byrnes, Shaw has made sure there is no shortage of positive energy. “We’ve had a great week of practice and the kids had a lot of enthusiasm for what they were doing,” Shaw said. “We’ve talked a lot about being excited no matter what.” “The Boiling Springs game is over. You have to have a short-term memory,” Shaw said. “Believing you can win is very important and that’s what we’ve tried to get across this week.” Trying to get back on track on the road against the …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
First Region game will go in the loss column
In the preparation leading up to Friday night’s game Mauldin Coach Doug Shaw told his team that Boiling Springs was much better than their 2-2 record indicated. He was right as the Bulldogs 41-28 victory in Spartanburg County proved. Boiling Springs had the upper hand on both sides of the ball. Defensively, they pressured Mavericks quarterback Dre Massey throughout the game, causing him to commit mistakes that led to turnovers. Boiling Springs also kept the explosive Reggie Lomax in check, forcing him to earn every yard. “We couldn’t get them blocked when we needed to,” Shaw said of the Boiling Springs defense. On the other side of the ball, the Mavericks had no answer for Bulldogs running back Deon Burgess, who repeatedly broke tackles …
Friday, September 16, 2011
Second team sees plenty of action by third quarter
In the last game of region play it might have been somewhat easy for Doug Shaw's Mauldin team to look past an 0-3 Westside team that had managed only one touchdown on the year. Shaw made sure it didn't happen as the Mavericks were in control from the start and won easily 56-7. "That's what we talked about this week, making sure we played four quarters," Shaw said. "And our kids came out ready and our second-team guys kept up the intensity when they got a chance to play." Mauldin won the opening coin toss and marched down the field for their first score. The score came on a fluke play as Reggie Lomax fumbled falling into the end zone, but the loose ball was pounced on by lineman Joey Lysek.* The ease with which Mauldin moved the ball would …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Keyed offensive explosion against Hanna
Mauldin High football players Dre Massey and Reggie Lomax were recognized as Players of the Week yesterday at the Greenville Touchdown Club for their performances on Friday against TL Hanna. Quarterback Massey and Running Back Lomax combined for all seven touchdowns in the Mavs’ 49-31 win. Massey threw for over 200 yards and Lomax had over 200 combined yards rushing and receiving in an offensive coupling for which Hanna had no answer. The players were joined yesterday by their coach, Doug Shaw , which was held at the Phoenix Inn in Greenville. The guest speaker for the event was Furman Head Coach Bruce Fowler. Tomorrow the Mavs play their last game before Region action begins at 7:30 at home against Westside.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
3-0 heading into last game before region play
This week Mauldin High head football coach Doug Shaw talks about his team's win over T.L. Hanna and looks ahead to this week's opponent, Westside.