South Carolina's No. 2 in the athletics department, Marcy Girton, will join Eric Hyman at Texas A&M, the Gamecocks athletics director told The Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle.
Girton is the department's chief operating officer, overseeing day-to-day operations. She also is an analyst on women's basketball radio broadcasts. She worked with Hyman when he ran the athletics department at TCU.
“She is my right-hand person,” Hyman told the paper.
There was no word whether Hyman would take other top-level USC administrators to Texas A&M including: executive associate athletics director Kevin O’Connell, who worked at TCU; and senior associate athletics directors Judy Van Horn and Charles Waddell.
The fate of two Texas A&M longtime officials -- interim athletics director John Thornton and deputy athletics director Penny King -- in the wake of athletics director Bill Byrne's retirement remains unclear.
Hyman, who starts his new job on Aug. 1, told the paper that he sees himself as a bus driver in his new position.
“Sometimes people know they are not in the right bus," he said. "It’s not a right fit.”
Hyman said wants “to do what’s right for Texas A&M. ... The good news is I do bring a little bit of an outsider’s perspective. And I think I might be able to contribute in some areas and to help, just because of my expertise at different schools.”