Thornton came to Delaware State after previously serving as an assistant coach/swing coach for the Towson University men's and women's golf teams from 2007 to '09.
In addition, Thornton was the Assistant Director of Instruction at the Nike Golf Learning Center in Potomac, Md. While there, he provided instruction to more than a thousand junior golfers.
Thornton's experience has also taken him to some of the world's top golf academies, including the Ken Venturi Academy in Orlando, Fla., and the IMG Ledbetter Junior Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Thornton played two seasons at Essex Community College (Md.) before attending the University of Baltimore, where he earned a bachelor's in corporate communications. He also competed in a number of mini-tours in the mid-1990s.
"I'm excited to join the Delaware State University family to help build the women's golf program," said Thornton. 'I believe DSU can quickly compete with the fine golf programs in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. I'm looking forward to the challenge of bringing Division I women's golf to Delaware State University."
Delaware State University Director of Athletics Derek Carter said Thornton's extensive golf experience will be beneficial to the development of DSU's program.
"Scott is very well connected in area golf circles," the Delaware State University AD said. "He has a proven record of success in the game."