He has displayed exceptional competitiveness in many sports, but perhaps his finest moments came as a basketball player for legendary basketball coach Mose Hole at the College of Wooster Scots and with the Goodyear Wingfoots. A 1944 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High, Shaw saw duty in the military service until 1946 when he enrolled at Wooster. Shaw was Wooster's first cager to score 400 points in a season and 1,000 or more points in a career that saw him earn All-Ohio Conference honors four times and All-Ohio honors three times. Currently, he stands fourth with 1,491career points in Wooster's record book. He played only one season of football at Wooster, as a senior, but it was a good one. He set school records for pass attempts (126) and completions (67) that stood for 32 years. After graduating in 1950, Shaw joined Goodyear, playing for the Wingfoots from 1950-54. That first season Shaw warmed the bench until the last game when he came off the bench to net 14 points in the second half to spark the Wingfoots to victory. The MVP for the 1951-52 season, Shaw served as captain and earned AAU National Industrial Basketball League first-team honors during the 1953-54 season. Shaw maintained a hectic extra-curricular sports schedule during his college days and beyond. He was an all-star shortstop for the Canton Road Furniture softball team that featured ace pitcher Hank Vaughn, a 1968 Hall of Fame inductee. In golf, he has three holes in one, including an ace on the 285-yard par four 10th hole at Mayfair Country Club. Shaw also has another claim to fame. As a 13-year old in 1940 he won the Beacon Journal Greater Akron Marbles Tournament and he went on to finish third in his division at the national championship in Wildwood, NJ. Shaw has previously been inducted into the College of Wooster and the Wayne County Sports Halls of Fame.