As a player, Joe Shaw spent 11 years in professional rugby with Sale Sharks, Northampton Saints and Newcastle Falcons as well as playing internationally for England Sevens.
Shaw led Saracens to the 2014/15 Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Coaching was always an interest and long before his retirement, he had coached Northampton Ladies, Newcastle University and Westoe Rugby Club.
His playing days came to an end in 2009 and he headed east to become the Hong Kong national coach, as well as head coach for domestic team Kowloon.
Shaw joined Saracens as an Academy coach and moved into his role as Skills Coach for the senior side in the summer of 2013.
He has since played a key role in Sarries’ ability to execute skills and has had a marked effect, alongside Backs Coach Kevin Sorrell, on the club’s attacking proficiency.