Marcy Girton joined the University of South Carolina in February 2008 and is the Chief Operating Officer.
Girton came to South Carolina after a nine-year stint at TCU where she served as Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator. She was responsible for overseeing the athletics compliance program and departmental policies, as well as athletics financial aid, and the Student Athlete Advisory Council. She also supervised the sports of women's basketball, soccer and men's and women's tennis.
Girton has a broad background in intercollegiate athletics as an athlete, coach and administrator. Since joining TCU in 1999, she was involved in all phases of sports programs, from marketing and promotions, to fund raising, personnel management and broadcasting. She was named the TCU Athletics Department "Teammate of the Year" following the 2000-01 school year.
A native of Reelsville, Ind., Girton began her administrative career at Western Carolina in 1996, supervising 11 sports and overseeing academic support services, the Life Skills program, and the Student-Athlete Council. In addition, Girton handled personnel management, budget preparation, event scheduling and operations, marketing and promotions, and fund raising, along with community and alumni outreach activities.
A 1981 graduate of Taylor (Ind.) University, Girton earned a master's degree from Ball State in 1982 and received a second master's from Indiana State in 1983.