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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

Coordinator of Facilities and Aquatics 
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.

Chas Cary

Chas Cary

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

Chas Cary serves as the Coordinator of Competitive sports at Troy University and has since June 2023. He was previously the Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports. In his current position, he helps serve Intramural sports, club sports, and recreational activities at Troy University. Chas received his Bachelor of Science in Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management, concentrating in sport management and a minor in communications and is now striving for a Master's in Strategic Communication. While at Troy, Chas has been working with Troy’s football team as an equipment manager for the past four years. In his free time, he likes to cook, travel, hangout with his dog named Appa and converse about sports and history.

Wes Taylor

Wes Taylor

Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness
wtaylor230157@troy.edu  | 334-670-3193

Wes Taylor currently serves as the Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness at Troy University. He graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2013 with a degree in Kinesiology: Exercise Science. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served 4 years as an Aviation Electricians mate. While active duty he completed his masters in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Rehabilitation from California University of Pennsylvania. After an honorable discharge from the United States Navy he went on to become the Fitness Director for Onelife Fitness in Virginia Beach Virginia, during his 6+ year stint with Onelife he managed the fitness departments at 4 of their locations in the Hampton roads area of Virginia. During his free time he enjoys playing music, golfing, and traveling.

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Dawson Foster

Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports
rfoster168497@troy.edu | 334-670-3193

Dawson Foster currently serves as the Graduate Assistant of Competitive Sports and he has held this position since August of 2023.  Dawson is from Pensacola, Florida. Dawson graduated from Troy in May of 2023 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management, concentrating in Sport Management and a minor in Psychology. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Business Administration. While at Troy, Dawson played cornerback for Troy and then also worked as a manager and student coach after medical issues. In his free time, he likes to draw, paint, listen to music, watch movies, and participate in extreme sports outdoors.




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