Prosper’s Rock Hill High School has named the newest addition to the 5A school’s head
coaching staff. Coach Stephanie Shaw, currently the Byron Nelson High School Head Girls
Basketball Coach, is joining the team at RHHS as the Girls Basketball Head Coach.
Coach Shaw comes to Prosper after coaching for three years at Byron Nelson High School
where she was named the 5-6A Coach of the Year coaching the team to the first Bi-District
game in four years. Before Byron Nelson, Coach Shaw’s career was in Oklahoma where she
served as Head Coach and Associate Athletic Director at Claremore High School. Before
coaching at the secondary level, Coach Shaw coached for six years at the university level as
Assistant Coach at Oklahoma City University, Assistant Coach at Wayland Baptist University,
and Head Coach for Northwestern Oklahoma State University.
Coach Shaw earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Wayland Baptist
University where she played basketball receiving several recognitions. She then earned her
Master’s in Secondary Education from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. She is certified in Physical Education K-12 and is a Registered Athletic Administrator.
In her philosophy statement, Coach Shaw says that she believes that “athletics is a tool that
should be used as a reflection of life, in order to prepare young student-athletes for the trials
and tribulations that they will face later in their lives…My goals every year are to prepare my
players and coaches with the tools to become better people on and off the floor. I strive to not allow student athletes or coaches to accept themselves as they are but, instead, show them a vision of what they could become, and help them achieve that vision.”