Marci Kornegay joined the South Carolina women's golf program as an assistant coach in July of 2004.
Kornegay serves as the Gamecocks' recruiting coordinator in addition to assisting with the women's golf budget, arranging all team travel, working with the strength and conditioning staff to coordinate the team's weight program and working with the academics staff to monitor the team's academic process. Her coaching philosophy is to develop and foster an environment for athletic, academic and social success and to keep positive visibility to the public by reflecting the values of the University, the SEC and the NCAA with integrity and loyalty. She also believes in ensuring that student-athletes have competitive success as well as a postive overall collegiate experience upon graduating.
Kornegay's time at South Carolina has been marked by success both on and off the course, as the Gamecocks advanced to the post-season in each of her seasons in Columbia and the team was recognized as the NGCA All-Scholar Team of the Year in both 2005 and 2006. The team set a new school record for higest combined grade point average in 2005 by posting a 3.832 GPA. With Kornegay on the coaching staff, Erica Battle was honored as the 2006 Dinah Shore Trophy winner for being the top women's golfer in the nation who combines success on the course with success in the classroom, service to the community and extraordinary leadership. Whitney Simons was recognized as the 2006 SEC Women's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
A talented golfer in her own right, Kornegay was the 2004 USGA Mid-Am Qualifier Medalist and advanced to the round of 32 at the 2005 Southern Women's Amateur.
Kornegay came to USC from Winthrop University, where she served as an associate head coach for both the men's and women's golf programs since January of 2003, primarily serving as women's head coach.
Kornegay has ties to the Southeastern Conference both as a student-athlete and as a coach. She lettered four years at the University of Mississippi from 1997-2001 and served as an assistant coach at LSU from 2002-03.
Kornegay appeared on the SEC Academic Honor Roll in all four of her years at Ole Miss, highlighted by a spot on the Dean's List in 2001. She earned Rebel Ringer honors for having the lowest cumulative score on the team in 1999, 2000 and 2001. In addition, Kornegay earned the team leadership award in 2000 and 2001 and was named team captain her senior year.
Immediately after graduating, Kornegay moved into an assistant coach role at LSU, where she stayed for a year before moving on to Winthrop.