Steve Shaw will be adding another job title to his description.
In addition to being the SEC’s head of officiating, Shaw will take over as the NCAA’s secretary rules editor on Sept. 1 2017. Shaw will serve a four-year term.
“I have a strong passion for the NCAA football playing rules, and I am honored to lead our rules-making process into a very exciting future,” Shaw said in a release. “This future will certainly contain many challenges, but I believe that our game builds strong character and develops future leaders of America and, therefore, must be protected and enhanced. In addition, our game also must evolve into our new world, and the lens of player safety must be the key focus in all that we do.”
Shaw was named the head of officiating for the SEC in 2011 after serving more than 15 years as a referee in the conference. Shaw worked the 2000 and 2005 BCS national title games as well as multiple New Year’s Day bowls. Shaw is also the head of officiating for the Sun Belt conference and has held that role since 2014.
As secretary-rules editor for football, Shaw will be succeeding Rogers Redding, who currently holds the position.
“Steve Shaw is an excellent choice,” Redding said. “He has demonstrated over the years a good knowledge of the rules and will be an effective addition to the rules-making process.”
Per the release Shaw has been a big advocate for the usage of technology such as instant replay. He is currently helping the SEC put together a centralized instant replay system for the conference.