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June 5, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Big changes on UW coaching staff

Washington assistants Jim Shaw and Paul Fortier are no longer with the team.

The Huskies hired Raphael Chillious and T.J. Otzelberger last month, but it was unclear at the time how the additions would affect the coaching staff that also includes assistant Brad Jackson.

Shaw’s departure ends a nine-year tenure at UW where he was responsible for recruiting and scheduling. One of his biggest recruits includes C.J. Wilcox. Shaw was also helped the Huskies sign junior college star Mike Anderson.

Shaw is expected to pursue another college coaching job.

“Jim was a big part of our success,” Romar said in a story on GoHuskies.com. “He was instrumental in recruiting and coaching during some of our best years ever of Husky basketball. I wish him the best.”

Fortier, an all-Pac-10 forward with UW in 1986, spent eight seasons with the Huskies. For the first seven seasons his duties included recruiting and working with the big men. Last season he took on a new title as the Director of Player Personnel and Player Development.

Fortier is also expected to look for a job with another college team.

The coaching changes is the biggest staff makeover since Romar took over. Three-fourths of last season’s staff are no longer with the team, including Lamont Smith who left for New Mexico.

Jackson will coordinate each game’s scouting report and work with the big men. He’ll likely also help direct UW’s high-post offense. His duties also include overseeing the administration of the program including letters of intent and communications through compliance reporting.

Chillious is a noted recruiter with ties to Nike. He’ll also work with the guards, plan in-season and offseason workouts and coordinate player housing.

Otzelberger is UW’s new recruiting coordinator. He’ll also help install the defense.

It’s unclear who will handle the scheduling.

Otzelberger and Chillious each received a two-year deal.

The Huskies also hired a new strength and conditioning coach Daniel Shapiro. He was the Sacramento Kings’ strength and conditioning coach the previous eight years. Shapiro replaces Matt Ludwig who had been with the team since 2005.

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