Upon graduating from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, where he set several school records for punting, Chris had the opportunity to experience the NFL first hand. He was invited to attend camps with the New York Jets, and the Jacksonville Jaguars, after which he was given, try outs with the Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, New Orleans Saints, and the Dallas Cowboys. Chris enjoyed the chance to experience the inner workings of the NFL, something few people ever achieve, while making lifelong friends in the process.
Chris’ love of the game and his talent for kicking and punting has inspired him to mentor others and believes that living the experience through the young men is more gratifying than doing it yourself. It’s through this opportunity that the love of the game and the journey is so rewarding.
Chris has a proven record of success in marketing, sales and business development. Specializing in sports marketing, Chris has unparalleled business and athletic credentials. With his many years of experience on the field, he brings both technical knowledge and thorough understanding of football from both the playing and coaching perspectives. The level of insight Chris received during the NFL camps and tryouts, along with his high school and college punting accolades, has afforded Chris and his KICKNATION team the opportunity to train some of the top kickers, punters and snappers across the country.
Major: B.A. Advertising/Marketing
Education: Univ. of Louisiana – Lafayette 1999
With over 29 years of on the field punting and kicking experience, Chris Shaw has become one of the most sought after Kicking, Punting, Snapping & Special Teams Consultants in the NATION. Coach Chris has spoke at AFCA several times, flown across the country to work with several colleges, including working with over 200 high school coaches to break down the kicking, punting and snapping game. Chris develops trains, and mentors kickers, punters and snappers all over the country while instilling a strong work ethic, and solid foundation along with a winning attitude. He has an exceptional track record of successful and aggressive business development and marketing plans (including strategy, planning, execution and post-analysis). Chris provides extensive kicking, punting and snapping training via individual and group lessons, as well as nationally acclaimed Special Team Camps. Since 2007, KICKNATION has hosted over 165 college camps nationwide.
Honors & Recognition
Chris holds 7 punting records for the Ragin Cajuns. He was 1997/1998 All-Louisiana Punter, and has continued a 13-year stint without records broke at his Alma Mater. Chris still holds 12 records at opposing colleges for punting. Chris graduated college on the Dean’s list.
KICKNATION has been part of helping place over 110 kids in college via scholarship in the last 11 years and another 100 preferred walk-on spots. Has had over 300 articles where KICKNATION and/or its athletes have been talked about in the last 11 years.
2008 Ray Guy Award
2010 Lou Groza Award
2011 Lou Groza Award