Former Friendswood ISD board member Mike Shaw died May 1, according to a press release from the district.

“Mike Shaw embodied all there is in Mustang spirit,” FISD Superintendent Thad Roher said in the release. “As he served on the board, he was the voice of Mustang pride and a keeper of the many traditions that contribute to the culture of FISD. What an outstanding man.”

Shaw was a successful student athlete while attending FISD, Roher said. He also served as a youth basketball coach for Friendswood ISD, a participant in the Clear Creek Elementary Mentoring Program and a board liaison for the FISD Education Foundation, according to the release. His children also attended FISD, according to the release. Shaw worked as an engineer in the aerospace field, according to the release.

A service will be held for Shaw on May 8 at Harbor Church, according to the release. The Shaw family has asked that donations be made to the FISD Education Foundation in Shaw’s honor, in lieu of flowers, according to the release.