Shank was active in various roles in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics as a student. As a manager with the women's program, including serving as head manager for the 2015-16 season, Shank assisted in all aspects of the behind the scenes operations of the program. Among his duties were assisting with scouting and recruiting, as well as equipment set-up, travel plans and coordinating of practices.
During his time as a student "On the Banks", Shank was also a video and recruiting assistant with the Scarlet Knight football program and helped with Rutgers' various summer camps including football, wrestling, men's soccer, men's lacrosse, as well as men's and women's basketball.
Shank spent the summer of 2015 as a student intern with the Lafayette College women's basketball team.
The nephew of former Rutgers women's basketball coach Theresa Grentz, Shank has also worked as the Vice President/Director of Operations with Grentz Elite Coaching, which provided players with individualized basketball instruction and skill development, as well as camps and clinics throughout the country.
"Brian is one of the most professional, efficient and dedicated members to come out of manager program " said Stringer. "I've always been impressed with this work ethic and he always goes above and beyond the call of duty. He's extremely bright and an invaluable asset to our staff. I'm happy that he'll been able to showcase his basketball knowledge and continue to grow thru our program."
A native of Somerset, New Jersey, Shank graduated from Rutgers in 2016 with a degree in exercise science with a concentration in sports management. Shank's mother, Kathleen, was also an assistant coach under Theresa Grentz and is currently a Senior Academic Advisor with Rutgers Athletics Academic Support.