Initially told he was not good enough for league football, Tony Shaw more than silenced the critics in a career spanning 18 seasons.
Tony played 313 games in the black and white jumper, more than any other Collingwood player in history. He won two Copeland Trophy’s, captained Collingwood's famous 1990 Premiership side and won the Norm Smith Medal.
He retired at the end of the 1994 season and was assistant to Leigh Matthews at the Magpies in 1995 before becoming a senior coach in 1996. Despite an inexperienced playing list, Tony Shaw distinguished himself with his innovative coaching and his ability to get the best out of younger players.
After four seasons at the helm, he stepped down as coach and forged a successful career in the media.
A versatile and respected media commentator, Tony Shaw's insights were a welcome part of the AFL coverage of both 3AW and the Fox Footy Channel.
Tony is one of the more experienced AFL special comments providers, having done so on 3AW's industry-leading coverage for several seasons. His grasp of all things sport extends to regular time behind the mic on the station's flagship programs, Sports Today and Sports Saturday.
In the past, Tony was an integral member of Fox Footy Channel through his work alongside fellow legends Doug Hawkins, Bob Davis and Kevin Bartlett on Grumpy Old Men, and on Fox's live AFL match coverage. These days you can find Tony in his new pursuit as a real estate agent for McGrath’s Real Estate in Greensborough.
Tony is a well-respected speaker, providing audiences with insights into his life in football. He has a great story to tell and tells it with passion and pride.