ORANGEBURG, S.C. - Stacy Danley, a veteran administrator, has been named athletics director at South Carolina State University, President James E. Clark announced Monday. Danley, who joins SC State after spending the last two years with the SLD Sports Marketing Group, will assume his duties immediately.
The Auburn University alum succeeds Paul Bryant, who resigned as Bulldog athletics director in December to accept a similar position at Grambling State University. Doug Robertson, head women's basketball coach at SC State, has been serving as acting AD for the Bulldogs.
“I am delighted to welcome Stacy Danley to the Bulldog family and to the senior leadership team of this university. With his many years of experience in athletics management, marketing and fundraising, I believe Mr. Danley is poised to enhance the SC State athletics program,” said President Clark.
Danley, who has 21 years of experience in athletics administration, formerly served as Athletics Director at Alabama State and Tuskegee universities. He also worked for the J.F. Smith Group, the Southeastern Conference and Auburn University, his alma mater.
Danley was athletics director at Alabama State for three years (2010-2012). Prior to his tenure as Hornet AD, he served one year with the J.F. Smith Group, coordinating all fundraising consultant activities under the HBCU division while also managing and facilitating campus departmental assessment initiatives for HBCU clients. Before his work with the J.F. Smith Group, Danley served as director of athletics at Tuskegee (2008-09).