Nate Shaver returns to NM State for his third season of coaching under head coach Rocky Ward. 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). During Coach Shavers 2 year tenure, he has helped to develop three draft picks and three free agent signings within MLB affiliate baseball.
The former Aggie outfielder spent his first season on the NM State coaching staff in 2012 as the volunteer assistant coach alongside coach Gary Ward.
A northwest native, Shaver played junior college baseball for Mt. Hood CC in Gresham, Ore. He was a NWAACC All-Conference selection as an outfielder in 2008.
Shaver was the everyday right fielder for NM State from 2009-10, while recording 12 assists. He was a 2009 All-WAC honoree, a 2010 WAC All-Tournament selection, a twotime 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. 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 M.S. degree in Biology in 2013. He is currently pursuing an Interdisciplinary Doctoral degree in Sports Psychology and Kinesiology.
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