Nate Shaver
Nate Shaver
Title: Hitting Coach/Player Development
During the summer of 2015, Shaver was an assistant coach for the Kelowna Falcons of the West Coast Collegiate League (WCL). That summer the Falcons had one of their best seasons to date, tallying a 39-19 record, winning the East Division and finishing runner-up for the league title. The team lead the WCL in on base percentage (.390) and walks (232), while landing second in OPS (.789), SLG (.429) & BA (.297). 4 players were drafted the following year in 2016.
Shaver was an assistant coach at New Mexico State University from 2012-2014. During Coach Shaver's 3 year tenure at NMSU, he helped to develop Eight 1st team and Six 2nd team All-Wac Selections, 3 MLB draft picks and 3 MLB free agent signees.
In 2014, Shaver coached the New Mexico State Aggies offense to a Western Athletic Conference (WAC) leading .759 OPS, .381 OBP, 340 RUNS, 310 RBI and 275 BB.
 
In 2013, Shaver worked primarily as a hitting coach, outfield coach, and 3rd base coach. He helped guide the powerful and disciplined NM State offense to a WAC-leading 394 runs scored and 357 RBIs. The Aggies also finished second in the conference in home runs with 53. Shaver was influential in junior Tanner Rust leading the WAC in batting average (.375) and senior All-American Bobby Lecount leading the conference in RBIs (69).
 
The former Aggie outfielder spent his first season on the NM State coaching staff in 2012 as the volunteer assistant coach alongside HOF Coach Gary Ward. The Aggies won the WAC regular season title that year. He was also the hitting coach of the Wellington Heat of the Jayhawk Collegiate Baseball League during the summer of 2012. The Heat won the NBC Midwest Regional and went 2-2 on their NBC World Series run.
 
EDUCATION:
The Dalles High School - ’05 (The Dalles, OR)
Mt. Hood CC  - ’07 (Gresham, OR) - Associates
New Mexico State University - ’10 (Las Cruces, NM) - Bachelors - Wildlife Science
New Mexico State University - ’12 - MS - Biology
New Mexico State University - Current - PhD - Education/Human Performance

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE:
Columbia Gorge Hustlers (AAA Legion) Head Coach (1 Year)
Haysville Heat Assistant Coach (Jayhawk Collegiate League) (1 year)
New Mexico State University Assistant Coach (D-1 WAC) (2 years)
New Mexico State University Volunteer Assistant Coach (1 year)
Kelowna Falcons Assistant Coach (WCL) (1 year)
Mayfield Assistant Coach (HS) (1 year)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE & AWARDS:
A northwest native, Shaver played junior college baseball for Mt. Hood CC in Gresham, OR. He was a NWAACC All-Conference selection as an outfielder in 2008.
 
Shaver was the everyday right fielder for NM State from 2009-10. He was a 2009 All-WAC honoree, a 2010 WAC All-Tournament selection, a two-time WAC Hitter of the Week and a two-time WAC All-Academic selection. During his career at NM State, Shaver compiled a .355 batting average, .471 on base percentage, and 1.025 OPS. He recorded 159 hits, 35 doubles, 14 home runs, 86 walks, 109 RBI and 137 runs. NMSU scored the most runs in the nation in 2010.
Defensively, Shaver recorded 12 assists while at NM State and earned a defensive player of the year award during the summer of 2009 for the Watertown Wizards of the NYCBL.
After a solid collegiate career, Shaver played for the Haysville Heat of the Jayhawk baseball league. He helped lead the Heat to a Jayhawk League Championship and a third place finish at the NBC World Series.
 
After the 2010 campaign, he was invited to join the Joliet Slammers of the Frontier Professional Baseball League for the 2011 season. After suffering a career ending arm injury, Shaver returned to NM State and earned his MS degree in Biology in 2013. He is currently a PhD candidate at NMSU concentrated in Education and conducting research related to skill acquisition and retention in athletics.