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Leigh Barton
Assistant A.D. - Development
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant A.D. - Development
Phone: 404-413-4170

Leigh Barton joined the Georgia State Athletics Development staff in January 2016 as an Assistant Athletics Director. She was promoted to her current role of Associate Athletics Director in August 2018. She currently oversees the day-to-day administration of the athletics development office.

With this role, Barton oversees all aspects of fundraising and development for Georgia State Athletics, including the Panther Athletic Club, endowments and other restricted funds, events and premium seating sales.


Barton came to Georgia State from Appalachian State where she had been a part of the athletics administration since 2011. She joined the Appalachian State athletics staff as a Development Officer and was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director in 2013.


Barton played soccer for the Mountaineers before joining the Appalachian State staff. As a defender, she served as team captain for three seasons and finished her career with the most career starts in program history.


The former Leigh Morrow, Barton married her husband David in June 2019. The couple currently lives in East Atlanta.