Collegiate Sports Associates Welcomes Marcy Girton As Senior Advisor

May 3, 2023

RALEIGH, NC – Collegiate Sports Associates President Drew Turner announced today the addition of longtime Division I athletics administrator Marcy Girton as a Senior Advisor for the firm’s search and consulting practice 

“We are incredibly excited to add Marcy Girton to our CSA team as a Senior Advisor,” Turner said. “Over the past several years, CSA has experienced unprecedented growth. This recent success is directly correlated to the professionals that make up our CSA team. We are college athletics practitioners who have real-life, on campus experience which enables us to provide unmatched levels of expertise to our clients. Marcy aligns perfectly with who CSA is and the service that we provide our clients. I cannot think of a better fit for CSA at this particular time than Marcy Girton.”

Girton, who most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Auburn University, joins CSA during a period of exciting growth for the firm. Since 2020, CSA has led more than 100 executive search projects in intercollegiate athletics including an industry-leading 32 DI Athletics Director searches. In addition to the firm’s work in the AD space, these projects include searches for Head Coaches and senior level administrators.

CSA has also conducted numerous consulting projects such as athletics strategic plans and program reviews. CSA’s recent clients include partners from all levels of intercollegiate athletics such as Arizona State, Austin Peay, The Big South Conference, Bowling Green, California, Duke, Nebraska, Towson and West Virginia, among many others. 

I am sincerely appreciative of the opportunity afforded to me by Drew Turner and Todd Turner to join the very accomplished staff of CSA,” said Girton. “CSA’s excellent work in the search and consulting space provides substantial value to collegiate athletics, and I’m looking forward to contributing to their efforts!”

During her seven year tenure in Auburn, Girton served as a key advisor to the Director of Athletics and directed the overall planning, implementation and day-to-day operations of the department. In addition to facilitating a strategic plan, facilities master plan and serving as acting AD during a recent transitional period for the department, Girton facilitated employment searches for key roles such as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Executive Associate AD/Senior Woman Administrator, among others.  

Prior to her time with the Tigers, Girton was the Deputy Director of Athletics at Texas A&M (2012-2016), Chief Operating Officer at the University of South Carolinan (2008-2012), Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator at Texas Christian University (1999-2008), and Associate Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator at Western Carolina University (1996-1999). Girton’s career in athletics includes Head Women’s Basketball and Tennis coaching roles at the Division II, III and NAIA levels. 


CSA was Founded in 2010 by former Director of Athletics Todd Turner to provide executive search and consulting services to NCAA institutions and their athletics programs. With over 275 projects completed to date, CSA has become one of higher education’s most active and respected consulting and executive search firms. The CSA team has many decades of campus experience, including over 50 years as NCAA D1 Directors of Athletics. For more information on the entire CSA team please visit 

In 2021 Todd and Drew Turner co-founded CSA’s sister company, Collegiate Sports Connect, which was built in collaboration with D1.ticker and WMT and continues to grow as the digital home for college athletics. Together, CSA and CS Connect provide unmatched service to the collegiate sports world by connecting people with opportunities. 

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