TJ Shelton joined the Ohio State staff as an assistant athletics director for sports administration in 2007. With the Buckeyes, Shelton oversees the men's and women's swimming, diving, cross country, track and field, wrestling and lacrosse programs, as well as field hockey and synchronized swimming. He previously served as the assistant director of athletics at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., for 15 years.
At Washington, Shelton coordinated event management for 18 varsity teams, was responsible for operations and maintenance oversight of indoor and outdoor athletic facilities and also for administrative oversight of the baseball, softball, swimming, diving and crew programs.
He also served on a variety of NCAA committees, including the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee, NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee and was also a facilitator at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Conference in 2006. He was actively involved with several university committees as well, including the Homecoming and Parents Weekend Committee, the Commencement Committee and the Student Leadership Selection Committee.
Prior to his appointment at Washington, Shelton served as an intern and graduate assistant at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan. He graduated from Wichita State in 1989 with a bachelors of arts degree in sports business management and in 1992 he received a masters of science degree in sports administration from Wichita State.
A native of Independence, Kan., Shelton has one son, Jordan, and one daughter, Micaela.