Andrew McGlaughon, who is in his sixth season with the Cougars, currently oversees the athletic department's marketing and promotions initiatives, ticket office, corporate sales and licensing and spirit programs. He also works with major-gift fundraising initiatives as well as supervising the Bobby Cremins Men's Basketball Enhancement Fund.
During his tenure, CofC has seen continued increase in attendance numbers, ticket sales, corporate partnerships and a renewed commitment to the cheer, dance and mascot programs. Since the opening of Carolina First Arena in 2008, the Cougars have enjoyed 14 sell-out men's basketball games including memorable wins over South Carolina, North Carolina and Dayton.
"Entering my fifth year at The College, I find myself constantly amazed at the growth we have seen since my arrival and the amount of opportunities we still have in front of us," McGlaughon said. "As my role has grown within the athletic department, I have been continuously energized by our on-campus community and the great relationship we have with our neighbors. I look forward to finding ways to continue to drive revenue for the department, while also building even greater relationships with the community around us."
Prior to his time in Charleston, McGlaughon spent two years working in the athletic department at the University of North Carolina, while pursuing his master's degree in sport administration. During that time, he worked mainly in athletic marketing and also aided the game day operations and video staffs.
Before entering the athletics administration field, McGlaughon was previously an account coordinator with French | West | Vaughan based in Raleigh, N.C. While with FWV, he spearheaded public relations efforts for the U.S. Navy's "Person in Me" minority recruiting campaign, Burton's Demo Tour, DAVID® Seeds, Slim Jim and Pemmican brands.
"Andrew has earned the opportunity to perform in an expanded role within our department," Hull said. "He has performed admirably in his marketing role and will now oversee our ticketing operations and do some major-gift fundraising. Andrew is very good at building relationships and has been an important part of a marketing team which has helped make attending Cougar games fun. I am confident Andrew will help Cougar Athletics get better and better."
A 2003 UNC graduate with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication, he later earned his master's degree in exercise and sport science in 2007. McGlaughon is married to the former Laura Mills of Raleigh, N.C. The couple has one son, Charlie, and reside in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.