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to coach the high school all-star teams in football and basketball in different years.

In 1952, he was voted honorary life membership in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association in recognition of his contributions to the association and to the coaching profession.

Shiver was a native of Sylvester, Georgia, also the home of Sterling Dupree, who had one of the most “sterling” reputations as a football halfback and sprinter on the track team at Auburn and became Vince Dooley’s first recruiter in 1964.

At Georgia, Shiver was a member of the greatest era of Harry Mehre, in 1927-29. The Bulldogs won the national championship in football in 1927. Shiver was an outstanding end and a heralded punter on that team. He was also captain.

When Georgia upset Yale 15-0 in the Sanford Stadium dedicatory game in October of 1929, Shivar was an assistant coach. One of the big stars of that game was Spurgeon Chandler, who later pitched for the New York Yankees, the American League’s Most Valuable Player in 1943 with 20 wins and only 4 losses. His 1.64 earned run average is still a Yankee record. Shiver was an assistant coach on that infamous day in Athens.

Shiver played football, basketball and baseball for the Bulldogs and was voted captain of the football and baseball teams at Georgia a very rare distinction.

In December 1966, Shiver was inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, never looking back on giving up professional baseball, which allowed the great Ted Williams an opportunity to play regularly.

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