PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 11, 2013) – Rutgers University head men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan announced today that Monte Shubik will serve as the program’s director of player services. A native of Stoystown, Pa., Shubik arrives “On the Banks” after working as assistant coach/video coordinator with the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers.
“We are very excited to welcome Monte to our staff,” said Jordan. “He is a relationship-builder with a personality and work ethic that will benefit our team culture. He will serve as a great mentor and resource for our student-athletes.”
In the position, Shubik will be responsible for a variety of player-related matters. He will manage personal and team peer exercises, student-athlete mentoring programs on and off campus, assist with the coordination and monitoring of individual player’s complete schedules and assist in all basketball-related campus events. He will also be in charge of the program’s community and alumni relations efforts.
Shubik, 33, worked 10 seasons with the 76ers, adding the title of assistant coach in 2012-13. In the role, he was an on-court assistant during practice and assisted head coach Doug Collins in offensive game preparation.
Shubik first joined the 76ers as a video intern in 2003, was promoted to assistant video coordinator, and was eventually named head video coordinator in 2006. The 76ers made five playoff appearances during his tenure, while Jrue Holiday (2012-13), Andre Iguodala (2011-12) and Allen Iverson (2003-06, 2009-10) earned All-Star recognition. He worked closely with Jordan in 2009-10, when he served as the club’s head coach. Shubik assisted the coaching staff with all video needs related to the team and prepared pre/post-game review edits and scout tapes for opponents, while overseeing the entire video department.
In addition to his duties with the 76ers, Shubik has also served as a scout and performance analyst for the Great Britain men’s national basketball team for three summers in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
A graduate of Penn State University, Shubik served as the Nittany Lions head men’s basketball manager from 2000-03 under head coach Jerry Dunn. In the role, he coordinated team travel, supervised a staff of 10 student managers, handled player/staff ticket requests and was the program’s youth summer camp director.
Shubik was a three-year varsity basketball letterwinner at North Star High School in Boswell, Pa., playing under his father Andrew. His brother, Drew, played collegiately at Sacred Heart University and scored 1,029 career points.