Getting to know: Michael Shugart

September 10, 2015 Campus Community, Community Print Print
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Michael Shugart

Michael Shugart
Recreation and Fitness Director since 2009

Q: What is your  job desciption?
A: “I pretty much oversee everything that has to do with Rec and Fit. On a day-to-day basis, we want to make sure all of our customers are getting good service and, of course, in the past few months, it’s been pretty crazy with renovations and changes that we’ve done.”

Q: What do you like most about working at OCCC?
A: “I was always involved in some type of athletics. This, for me, is a perfect fit. I get to do, for my job, what I’m really interested in. I work out in the gym every day.”

Q: What are some of your hobbies?
A: “My wife and I have a lake house, so I like to fish, we have a boat, ski and wakeboard at the lake house.”

Q: Are you currently involved in any sports or have you ever been?
A: “The sports I do now are all water related, at the lake. I’ve been doing triathlon since the 1980s. I played football in high school, as well. Growing up in California, I was more interested in the extreme sports like skateboarding, surfing and motocross.”

Q: What are your favorite teams?
A:“I like MMA and I watch motocross. They have an indoor season and an outdoor season for motocross. I try to watch that on TV or online.”

Q: What is your favorite thing about sports/fitness?
A: “Teams. [It] builds relationships. … The feeling of helping somebody else achieve their goals is really important.”

Q: Do you believe that people should keep up a healthy lifestyle?
A: “The renovations of the Wellness Center. We’re just trying to get the word out and let people know what we have to offer here. I think that people are starting to see it more and more. This has been very, very well-received.”

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