Shrift, 33, recently finished his sixth NFL season – all with the Ravens – and previously served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. He originally joined the Ravens after spending several years working at Power Train Sports, a sports performance and fitness training facility in Pennsylvania. Shrift attended Juniata (Pa.) College, where he was the captain of the football team and a strength and conditioning All-American. While earning his master's degree in recreation and sport management from Florida International University, Shrift served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. He also holds a master's degree in exercise science, performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University of Pennsylvania. A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Shrift became a certified strength and conditioning specialist in 2016. He and his wife, Kyra, married in 2021, and have a son, Luke.