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Our Mission

The TROY University Campus Recreation Department serves as a recreational outlet for TROY students. Our program offers a variety of sports and activities in order to accommodate TROY University's dynamic student body. The TROY University Campus Recreation staff works diligently to ensure the services provided are fair and equitable to all students as well as creating an environment conducive to positive socialization. In support of this Mission, the department facilitates and supports Wellness, leadership, collaborative partnerships and student development.

Staff Directory

The Campus Recreation Staff consists of University personnel and student workers. Staff members work to see that the program operates safely and fairly for all participants. The staff welcomes any suggestions directed toward improving the quality of our program.

Shane Tatum, Ph.D.

Shane Tatum, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Student Services
Statum45431@troy.edu | 334-670-3193

Dr. Shane Tatum currently serves as Associate Dean of Student Service at Troy University. Dr. Tatum joined Troy University in June of 2005 as the Coordinator of Recreation Facilities and later as Director of Campus Recreation until August of 2021. Before coming to TROY, Dr. Tatum served eight years as the Program and Aquatics Coordinator at the Eufaula parks and Recreation Department in Eufaula, AL. He earned a Bachelor of Science from TROY, a Master of Science in Sport and Fitness Management from TROY, and a Ph.D. in Sport Management in 2018 from Troy University. Dr. Tatum enjoys watching his kids participate in leisure activities and spending time in the outdoors. Dr. Tatum lives in Troy with his wife Jessica B. Tatum, and his two children, Bryce and Ella.

Matthew Pisarski

Matthew Pisarski

Facilities and Aquatics Coordinator
mpisarski@troy.edu | 334-670-3193

Matthew Pisarski currently serves as the Facilities and Aquatics Coordinator at Troy University. Matthew was previously the Graduate Assistant of Facilities and Aquatics. In his current position he oversees all of the recreational and aquatic facilities on the Troy Campus. He attended Troy University and Graduated Cum Laude in December 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport, & Tourism Management with a Minor in Recreation Management. While attending Troy, Matthew served as a lifeguard at the Lee Natatorium. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Sport Management at Troy. In his free time, Matthew enjoys cooking, spending time outdoors, and traveling.

German Roca

German Roca

Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness
gmelgarroca@troy.edu | 334-670-3193

German Melgar Roca currently serves as the Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness at Troy University. Prior to this position he was the Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Wellness at the Trojan Fitness and Wellness Center from August of 2020 to August of 2022. German graduated with a B.S in Exercise Science from Troy University in May 2019 and a M.S in Kinesiology in July 2022. He is currently a certified personal trainer, Brazilian jiu jitsu and Powerlifting competitor, and founder of the Troy University Powerlifting club where he has coached athletes in multiple USAPL competitions.

Kiefer Quick

Kiefer Quick

Coordinator of Competitive Sports
kquick@troy.edu  | 334-670-3193

Kiefer Quick currently serves as the Coordinator of Competitive Sports at Troy University and has served in this position since August 2022. In his current position, Kiefer oversees club sports, intramural sports, and recreational activities at Troy University. He attended Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, AL for 2 years while serving as a Student Assistant for their men’s basketball team. While at Troy University, Kiefer served as Head Student Manager for the men’s basketball and graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport & Tourism Management. He then served 2 years as the Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports from August 2020 until May 2022. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Sport Management at Troy. In his free time, Kiefer enjoys playing sports and spending time outdoors. 

Candela Figueroa

Candela Figueroa

Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports
cfigueroa@troy.edu | 334-670-3193

Candela Figueroa currently serves as the Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports and has held this position since June of 2022. Candela is from Villa Clara Entre Rios, Argentina, she came to the United States in 2018. Candela graduated from Chipola in Marianna, Florida with an Associates in Arts Degree and won a National Championship with the softball team. Candela continued her educational and softball career at Troy University and graduated in December 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She currently attends Troy pursuing a Masters of Science in Sport Management. In her free time, Candela loves to be outdoors and listening to Spanish music. She also enjoys traveling and visiting different countries.

Mackenzie Early

Mackenzie Early

Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Wellness
mearly163840@troy.edu  | 334-670-3193

Mackenzie Early currently serves as the Graduate Assistant of Fitness and Wellness and she has held this position since August of 2022. Mackenzie is from Fairhope, Alabama. Mackenzie graduated from Troy in May of 2022 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science- Pre-Health. She currently attends Troy pursuing a Masters of Science in Kinesiology. In her free time, Mackenzie loves to teach dance, workout, and travel.