Colin Shank enters his 15th season with the UNH men’s hockey program and his seventh as the Asst. Athletic Director for Hockey Operations, after being elevated to his career position in the summer of 2009.
Shank’s primary responsibilities include the various day to day needs of the men’s hockey program. Specifically he handles the teams travel, meals, equipment, and supervision of student managers. Shank also assists the coaching staff in other areas such as practices, scheduling of ice times, budgeting, and coordination with visiting teams. Shank was the 2005 winner of the Charles Holt Coaches’ Award for his significant contributions to the team both on and off the ice. He was one of just two non-players in UNH hockey history to be honored at the annual awards banquet. In addition, he was the 2008 President’s Award winner from the Friends of UNH Hockey.
Shank earned his graduate degree in Recreation Administration in May of 2007 and owns a B.S. degree in Kinesiology he received from UNH in 2005.
Shank also gained valuable experience in team services as a freshman with the Wildcat men’s basketball team, serving as one of three team managers. He primarily assisted with practices and home game management.
He is a 2001 graduate of Yarmouth High School, where he lettered in basketball and volleyball. Shank is a native of Yarmouth, Maine. Shank resides in Portsmouth, N.H.