South Carolina head swimming and diving coach McGee Moody announced the
addition of Julie Harrington to his coaching staff on Friday.
Harrington joins the Gamecocks staff as an assistant coach after
spending the last two seasons as an assistant at Texas Christian
“I am extremely excited and thankful to be a part of the program and its
future. It is only going to go up,” Harrington said. “The future is
While at Texas Christian, Harrington helped lead the men’s team to an
in-season dual meet championship in 2010 with a 7-0 record. Harrington
also saw 34 school records fall during her stint as well as two
individuals win Mountain West Conference championships and 48 earn
“We are excited about Julie joining the staff,” Moody said. “She opens
up a lot of opportunities in regards to how we can approach our
training. She also brings a lot of opportunities with starting up camps
and things like that here. I think she is going to be a very valued
member of our staff and will allow us continue to move forward with the
Prior to Texas Christian, Harrington was an assistant coach at Townson
University in Townson, Md., from 2006-09. She helped guide the Tigers to
women’s CAA Championships in 2008 and 2009. Townson broke the school
record for wins in each of those seasons. The Tigers also set 43 school
records, eight CAA Championship records and had 14 student-athletes earn
All-CAA accolades during her tenure.
Harrington also served as an assistant coach at the United States
Merchant Marine Academy from 2003-06 as she helped lead the Mariners to
three consecutive Skyline Conference titles. The Mariners broke 31
school records during her stint and sent 11 individuals to the NCAA
Division III Championships, with three of those being All-Americans.
Along with her coaching duties, Harrington served as assistant aquatics
director and a professional instructor for U.S. Coast Guard mandated
Harrington, who is a 2000 graduate of Ithaca College, was a standout
swimmer at the collegiate level. She qualified for three NCAA
Championships, set the school record in the 200-fly as a freshman and
won the NSYWCAA title in the 400-individual medley as a sophomore.
Harrington recently received her master’s degree in educational administration from Texas Christian.