Brittany Winterton returns for her second season as an assistant coach on the South Carolina women?s golf staff. In addition to coordinating tournaments and team travel, Winterton assists Coach Coggins in all areas.
?Brittany has been an incredible addition to this golf program,? said Coggins. ?In her short time here, she has made her mark on the team and on the USC program. She is very positive and very supportive and has the attitude that anything that she can do, she will. Brittany has a lot of self-drive and motivation to be the best she can be. That goes a long way to help the team and myself be our best. Her experience with the American Junior Golf Association gives her good knowledge of the recruiting base throughout the country. She has a sincere desire to be a head coach and I think she sees a great opportunity here at the University of South Carolina.?
Before joining South Carolina?s golf team, Winterton served as a tournament director for the American Junior Golf Association. Winterton joined the AJGA as an intern in the summer of 2000 and was quickly promoted to full-time status just three months later. Over the last two year at AJGA, she supervised the operation of more than 12 national junior golf tournaments.
Winterton earned her degree in marketing with a minor in international business from Appalachian State University in 1999. She lettered four years on the women?s golf team there and earned All-Southern Conference honors as a sophomore in 1997 and was captain of the Mountaineers as a senior. While at Appalachian State, Winterton studied abroad in both England and Denmark.
After her college career, Winterton worked in Kaihula, Hawaii at the Mauna Lani Golf Resort, the home to the Senior Skins.
Born in Birmingham, Ala., Winterton grew up in Peachtree City, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta. She attended McIntosh High School and played golf for three years for Coach Steve Hale on the boys team. Winterton finished second in the state AAAA championships her senior year.