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1970s USC Men's Volleyball Star Randy Shaw Dies

Oct 13, 2021

LOS ANGELES—Randy Shaw, one of the star players on the nascent USC men's volleyball teams of the mid-1970s, died on Monday (Oct. 11) in Hawaii.  He was 73. 

After serving in the Air Force, Shaw played at USC in 1974 and 1975.  The Trojans were 19-4 overall in 1974 and 10-8 in 1975, with both squads placing second in league play and advancing to the NCAA West Regional. 

Shaw was a prominent indoor and beach player at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Honolulu, where he won numerous club and U.S. Volleyball Association national championships from 1970 to 2000.  He was named a USVBA All-American 20 times.  He played on the U.S. National Team in 1971.  He also coached volleyball at the OCC. 

For the past 20 years, he was a collegiate volleyball referee in Hawaii.

Randy Shaw Oral History