Contact Us Shawn Tucker
Associate Athletic Director / Student-Athlete Development
130 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (848) 932-1548
Fax : (732) 932-1363

Shawn Tucker is in his fifth season as Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development.

Tucker, a 2007 graduate of Rutgers University and a former standout at wide receiver on the football team, leads the Rutgers Leadership Academy for student-athletes. Through programming and counseling, the Rutgers Leadership Academy helps to fortify student-athletes at Rutgers with valuable information and tools to guide decision-making in critical life-shaping areas such as career choice, personal enrichment, leadership, civic engagement and professional growth.

In May 2014, Tucker was selected to serve on the NCAA Life Skills Academy Action Team for DI, DII and DIII institutions.

Tucker came to Rutgers from Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. He was named team captain as a senior and helped lead Rutgers to its first of four consecutive football bowl championships in 2006. A four-year letterwinner for the Scarlet Knights, Tucker was a key member of two bowl squads during his career “On the Banks.”

As an undergraduate, Tucker served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He graduated with a double major in geography and labor studies in May 2007 and began working for the Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers as a program coordinator for their T.E.E.M. Gateway program. While there, Tucker was a member of a staff that received the 2010 Diversity Leadership Award.

Tucker participated in the implementation of the YE2S Center, a partnership among Rutgers, Newark Public Schools, the City of Newark and Communities in Schools of New Jersey focusing on providing education and employment services for youth in Essex County. Tucker has also mentored youth in Newark through the Rutgers Green Rangers Mural program, which focused on the beautification and revitalization of Newark through the Arts, while also serving as a key collaborator in the New Jersey High School Dropout Prevention Campaign.

Tucker received a master’s degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers. Tucker and his wife Maria, reside in New Brunswick.

Sheryl Spain
Program Coordinator / Student-Athlete Development
130 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ  08901
Phone: (848) 932-1547

Candice Dandridge
Big Ten Intern in Life Skills  
Phone: (856) 220-8486

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