Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football

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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
2018 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers wordmark.svg
First season 2003
Head coach Joe Moglia
6th season, 51–15 (.773)
Stadium Brooks Stadium
(Capacity: 15,000)
Field James C. Benton Field
Year built 2003
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Conway, South Carolina
NCAA division Division I FBS
Conference Sun Belt Conference
Division East
Past conferences Big South
All-time record 117–63 (.650)
Playoff appearances 6 (FCS)
Playoff record 4–6 (FCS)
Conference titles 7 (Big South), 0 (Sun Belt)
Colors Teal, Bronze, and Black[1]
Mascot Chauncey
Outfitter Under Armour
Website GoCCUsports

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team represents Coastal Carolina University in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. The Chanticleers are members of the Sun Belt Conference in their first year (2017) at the FBS level. The Chanticleers play their home games at James C. Benton Field at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina.

Their current head coach is Joe Moglia, who returned from a season-long medical leave following the 2017 season.[2] During Moglia's leave, offensive coordinator Jamey Chadwell served as interim head coach.[3]


It was announced in the late 1990s that CCU would establish a football squad in the coming years. The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football program played its inaugural season in 2003 on campus at Brooks Stadium. The team's first coach was David Bennett, who held the position from the team's inception until December 9, 2011. The university named Joe Moglia, former CEO of TD Ameritrade, as its new head coach on December 20, 2011.[4]

In the program's short history, the team has defeated such traditional Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) powers as James Madison University (ranked No. 1 at the time), Furman University, Wofford College, and the University of Montana. The program has won seven Big South Conference championships and has had several former players enter professional NFL careers.

In 2006, the Chanticleers made school history when the team received its first FCS playoff berth, also the first playoff berth for the Big South Conference, losing a first-round contest to Appalachian State. Appalachian State would go on to win the FCS national championship that season.

In 2010, Coastal went to the playoffs for the second time after winning the Big South Championship (a three-way tie with Liberty and Stony Brook) and received the Big South's first ever automatic playoff bid. The Chanticleers returned to the playoffs in 2012 and 2013.On November 9, 2014, Coastal was ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation, a first for the school and the Big South Conference.[5]

Coastal's primary football rivals in FCS play were Liberty and Charleston Southern.

The Chanticleers left the Big South Conference at the end of the 2015–16 school year and joined the Sun Belt Conference, initially as a non-football member.[6] At that time, the football team began a two-year transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS).[7] The first season of the transition in 2016 was spent as an FCS independent; the Chanticleers officially joined Sun Belt football July 1, 2017, with full bowl eligibility following in 2018.[8]

Their primary Sun Belt rivals will be Appalachian State and Georgia Southern.

Five-overtime game[edit]

On September 11, 2010, Coastal Carolina played a game against the Towson Tigers, the longest game in school history. Coastal Carolina went to Towson, Maryland, looking for their first win of the season after losing the previous week to West Virginia. Coastal Carolina fullback Racheed Gause scored a 10-yard touchdown with 12:36 in the fourth quarter bringing their lead to 21–7. Just a few minutes later Towson quarterback Chris Hart threw a 57-yard pass to Hakeem Moore who went out of bounds at the Coastal Carolina four-yard line. On third-and-goal at the two-yard line, Hart threw a two-yard touchdown pass to freshman tight end James Oboh, cutting the Tigers' deficit to 21–14 with 9:40 left in regulation.

On the next Coastal Carolina possession the Towson Tigers forced a punt taking possession at their own 30-yard line with 3:54 remaining. On fourth-and-four at the Coastal 39-yard line, Hart completed a short pass to sophomore Alex Blake at the 35-yard line. On the next play, Hart scrambled 12 yards to the Chanticleers' 20-yard line. Moments later, he ran to the two-yard line on an 18-yard scamper. With just 29 seconds left Hart completed a pass to Tom Ryan in the left corner of the end zone. Following a successful conversion by Nick Wallace the game was tied 21–21.

First Overtime[edit]

Towson took possession of the ball first, unable to move the ball they settled for a 34-yard field goal by Nick Wallace to take the lead at 24–21. On Coastal's first possession they were unable to convert on three straight passes, tying the game with a 42-yard field goal at 24–24.

Second Overtime[edit]

The Chanticleers struck first with a scoring drive capped off by a one-yard run giving Coastal a 30–24 lead. The Tigers caught a break when Coastal missed their extra point try. Towson took control of the ball and scored on five straight carries by Tremayne Dameron. To win the Tigers just needed a successful extra point kick to win their first game of the season. The conversion attempt though hit the left upright and fell to the ground, leading to a tie of 30–30.

Third Overtime[edit]

Towson received the ball and drove down the field. Towson scored on a third-and-one at the Coastal four-yard line with a run by Tremayne Dameron giving Towson the lead at 36–30. Overtime rules stipulate that both teams must try for two-point conversions after the second overtime. On the two-point conversion attempt Towson quarterback failed to connect with Hakeem Moore. Coastal received the ball and drove for a Touchdown, failing as well to convert the two-point attempt.

Fourth Overtime[edit]

Both teams settled for field goals in the fourth overtime, with a 43-yard field goal by Coastal Carolina and a 27-yard field goal by the Towson Tigers. The score leading into the fifth overtime was 39–39.

Fifth Overtime[edit]

Towson had possession of the ball first, on the first play of the fifth overtime quarterback Chris Hart threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Hakeem Moore giving the Tigers a 45–39 lead. On the two-point conversion attempt quarterback Hart ran to his left, dropped the ball, picked it upon the bounce and ran into the end zone giving Towson a 47–39 lead. Coastal received the ball on the 25-yard line and drove down the field. They found themselves facing a fourth down-and-one at the Towson six-yard line. The converted with a one-yard run to bring up a first-and goal at the Towson five-yard line. On the next play quarterback Zach Macdowall completed a five-yard touchdown pass to Eric O'Neal bringing the score to 47–45. On the two-point conversion attempt Towson safety Jordan Dangerfield tipped a pass intended for Jamie Childers securing the win for the Towson Tigers.

The Tigers and Chanticleers were just one overtime period away from tying the NCAA FCS record with a six-overtime contest.

Conference affiliations[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Coastal Carolina has had three head coaches.[citation needed]

Coach Years Record Pct.
David Bennett 2003–2011 63–39 .618
Joe Moglia 2012–present 51–15 .773
Jamey Chadwell 2017† 3–9 .333

† Interim head coach in 2017 due to medical sabbatical

NCAA Division I FCS Playoff Appearances[edit]

Coastal Carolina made six appearances in the I-AA/FCS playoffs before moving to the FBS in 2017, going 4–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
2006 First Round Appalachian State L 28–45
2010 First Round Western Illinois L 10–17
2012 First Round
Second Round
Old Dominion
W 24–14
L 35–63
2013 First Round
Second Round
North Dakota State
W 48–24
W 42–35
L 14–48
2014 Second Round
North Dakota State
W 36–15
L 32–39
2015 First Round The Citadel L 38–41

Conference championships[edit]

Coastal Carolina has won seven conference championships, with the Chanticleers winning five of them outright and two shared.

Season Conference Overall Record Conference Record Coach
2004 Big South Conference David Bennett 10–1 4–0
2005† Big South Conference David Bennett 9–2 3–1
2006 Big South Conference David Bennett 9–3 4–0
2010 Big South Conference David Bennett 6–6 5–1
2012 Big South Conference Joe Moglia 8–5 5–1
2013 Big South Conference Joe Moglia 12–3 4–1
2014 Big South Conference Joe Moglia 12–2 4–1

† denotes co-champion

Year-by-year records[edit]

Season Overall Record NCAA Division Conference Conference Record Head Coach Awards
2003 6–5 I-AA Big South 1–3 David Bennett
2004 10–1 I-AA Big South 4–0 David Bennett Big South Champions
2005 9–2 I-AA Big South 3–1 David Bennett Big South Champions ¥
2006 9–3 FCS* Big South 4–0 David Bennett Big South Champions
2007 5–6 FCS Big South 3–1 David Bennett
2008 6–6 FCS Big South 1–4 David Bennett
2009 5–6 FCS Big South 3–3 David Bennett
2010 6–6 FCS Big South 5–1 David Bennett Big South Champions ¥
2011 7–4 FCS Big South 3–3 David Bennett
2012 8–5 FCS Big South 5–1 Joe Moglia Big South Champions ¥
2013 12–3 FCS Big South 4–1 Joe Moglia Big South Champions ¥
2014 12–2 FCS Big South 4–1 Joe Moglia Big South Champions ¥
2015 9–3 FCS Big South 4–2 Joe Moglia
2016 10–2 FCS Independent --- Joe Moglia
2017 3–9 FBS Sun Belt 2–6 Jamey Chadwell^
2018 0-0 FBS Sun Belt --- Joe Moglia
* In 2006, the NCAA changed Division I-AA to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)
¥ Co-Champions
^ Interim Head Coach

Current coaching staff[edit]

Name Position
Joe Moglia Head Coach/Executive Director of Football Operations
Jamey Chadwell Associate Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Marvin Sanders Defensive Coordinator/Corner Backs
Curt Baldus Defensive Backs/Safeties/Specialists/Special Teams-Punt Return
Patrick Covington Offensive Line
Bill Durkin Tight Ends & Tackles/Special Teams-PAT/FG
Ryan Goodman Linebackers/Special Teams-FG Defense
T.J. Hollowell Assistant Defensive Line/Defensive Ends
Shawn Howe Defensive Line/Defensive Tackles
Newland Isaac Running Backs
Willy Korn Wide Receivers/Special Teams-KOR
George Glenn Chief of Staff and Director of Football Operations
Rick Mueller Executive Director of Player Personnel
Louis Francois Coord. of Technology/Asst. Recruiting Coord.
Jill Kingston Executive Assistant
Judy Cooley Football Office Assistant
Anthony Decker Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

Announced schedules as of June 12, 2018.[9]

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027
vs Eastern Michigan at Eastern Michigan vs The Citadel vs Army vs Liberty at Liberty vs Army at Army
vs UAB at Kansas vs Kansas at Kansas vs Buffalo at UCLA
vs Charleston Southern at South Carolina at Buffalo at Army
at Massachusetts vs Massachusetts


  1. ^ "Coastal Carolina University Graphic Standards" (PDF). Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Joe Moglia Announces Return to Coastal Carolina" (Press release). Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. January 5, 2018. Retrieved January 25, 2018. 
  3. ^ Rapaport, Daniel. "Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia taking medical leave". Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  4. ^ Taylor, John (2011-12-21). "Coastal Carolina hires billionaire as its new head coach". CollegeFootballTalk. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Coastal Carolina Football Attains First #1 Ranking". Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to the Sun Belt, NCAA champ Coastal Carolina". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  7. ^ "Coastal Carolina officially joins Sun Belt Conference – Sun Belt Conference". Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Coastal Carolina to Join Sun Belt Conference" (Press release). Sun Belt Conference. September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football Schedules and Future Schedules". Retrieved 2018-02-10. 

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