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.
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.
Associate Dean of Student Services
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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.
Coordinator of Facilities and Aquatics
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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.
Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness
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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.
Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Wellness
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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.
Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports
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Chas Cary serves as the Graduate Assistant for Competitive sports at Troy University and has since February 2023. 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.