Learn more about the two coaches who will lead their teams onto the field during the annual Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. Who are you rooting for? 

David Shaw

DAVID SHAW

Stanford University

Age: 46

Hometown: San Diego, California

Education: Bachelor’s in sociology, 1995, Stanford University

Family: He and his wife, Kori, have three children

Coaching career: Stanford head football coach since 2011; wide receivers and passing game coordinator at the University of San Diego; nine years with the NFL (Philadelphia Eagles, 1997, Oakland Raiders, 1998-2001, Baltimore Ravens 2002-05)

Stats: 73-22 (.768) career record and was 49-14 (.778) in Pac-12 play in seven seasons; led the Cardinal to three Pac-12 titles, four Pac-12 North titles, three Rose Bowl tips (two wins)

Records: Stanford’s 73 victories since 2011 marks the winningest stretch in program history

Awards: Recipient of the 2017 Bobby Dodd Trophy, college football’s most coveted coaching award; Pac-12 Coach of the Year three times; 2016 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year

As a player: Four-year letter-winner at Stanford as a receiver; 57 catches for 664 yards and five touchdowns at Stanford;

Notable facts: Fifth Stanford alum to serve as head football coach; has coached three Heisman Trophy finalists at Stanford; his father Willie Shaw also coached at Stanford and several NFL teams, including the Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings.

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PAT NARDUZZI

University of Pittsburgh

Age: 52

Hometown: Youngston, Ohio

Education: Bachelor’s in physical education, 1990, Rhode Island; master’s in sports studies, 1992, Miami University

Family: He and his wife, Donna, have four children

Coaching career: Panthers’ head coach since 2014; eight years as defensive coordinator at Michigan State; three years as defensive coordinator at Cincinnati; defensive coordinator at Miami of Ohio; linebackers coach at Northern Illinois for three seasons; defensive coordinator at Rhode Island, his alma mater

Stats: Coached 12 college bowl games, including two with Pitt, eight with Michigan; two with Cincinnati

Records: 21-14 (14-10 with the ACC)

Awards: Recipient of the Broyles Award presented to the country’s top assistant coach

As a player: Linebacker, Rhode Island & Youngston State

Notable facts: Coached 20 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team honorees the past three years; sent 24 former Pitt players to the NFL; his father Bill Narduzzi was head coach at Youngston State University, where Pat played under him as a freshman

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