Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football

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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
2014 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team
First season 2003
Head coach Joe Moglia
3rd year, 20–8  (.714)
Home stadium Brooks Stadium
Field James C. Benton Field
Year built 2003
Stadium capacity 9,214
Stadium surface Natural Grass
Location Conway, SC
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Big South
All-time record 83–47–0 (.638)
Playoff appearances 4
Playoff record 3-4
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 6

Teal and Black

Mascot Chauncy
Outfitter Russell
Rivals Liberty Flames
CSU Buccaneers
Website GoCCUsports

Coastal Carolina University announced in the late '90s that it would be fielding 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 former TD Ameritrade CEO Joe Moglia as its new head coach on December 20, 2011. In the program's short history, wins have already been recorded over traditional Football Championship Subdivision powers such as a James Madison University (ranked #1 at the time), Furman University and Wofford College. The program has won five Big South Conference championships and has already seen several former players move on to 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 the Appalachian State Mountaineers, who 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.

Coastal's primary football rivals are Charleston Southern University and Liberty University.

Coastal Carolina – Charleston Southern rivalry[edit]

These two schools first met on the football field in 2003.

Coastal Carolina leads the series 7-4.

  • 2003 - Coastal @ CSU - W, 48-14 (First Meeting)
  • 2004 - CSU @ Coastal - W, 56-28
  • 2005 - Coastal @ CSU - L, 34-27 (2 OT)
  • 2006 - CSU @ Coastal - W, 31-17
  • 2007 - Coastal @ CSU - W, 41-2
  • 2008 - CSU @ Coastal - L, 24-0
  • 2009 - Coastal @ CSU - L, 30-23
  • 2010 - CSU @ Coastal - W, 70-3
  • 2011 - Coastal @ CSU - W, 45-38
  • 2012 - CSU @ Coastal - W, 41-20
  • 2013 - Coastal @ CSU - L, 31-26

Coastal Carolina – Liberty rivalry[edit]

These two schools first met on the football field in 2003.

Coastal leads the series 6-5.

  • 2003 - Coastal @ Liberty - L, 38-21 (First Meeting)
  • 2004 - Liberty @ Coastal - W, 33-6
  • 2005 - Coastal @ Liberty - W, 27-21 (3 OT)
  • 2006 - Liberty @ Coastal - W, 28-26
  • 2007 - Coastal @ Liberty - L, 37-24
  • 2008 - Liberty @ Coastal - L, 43-38
  • 2009 - Coastal @ Liberty - L, 58-13
  • 2010 - Liberty @ Coastal - W, 45-31
  • 2011 - Coastal @ Liberty - L, 63-27
  • 2012 - Liberty @ Coastal - W, 36-12
  • 2013 - Coastal @ Liberty - W, 55-52 (2 OT)

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, MD 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

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

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

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

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

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.

Overtime Record

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

NCAA Division I FCS Championship Appearances[edit]

NCAA Division I FCS Playoff Appearances
2006 Playoffs, Round 1

@ Appalachian State, L, 45–28
Boone, NC

2010 Playoffs, Round 1

vs Western Illinois, L, 17-10
Conway, SC

2012 Playoffs, Round 1

@ Bethune-Cookman, W, 24-14
Daytona Beach, FL

2012 Playoffs, Round 2
@ Old Dominion, L, 63-35
Norfolk, VA

2013 Playoffs, Round 1

Bethune-Cookman, W, 48-24
Conway, SC

2013 Playoffs, Round 2
@ Montana, W, 42-35
Missoula, MT

2013 Playoffs, Quarterfinals
@ North Dakota State, L, 48-14
Fargo, ND

Conference Championships[edit]

Year Conference Overall Record Conference Record Head Coach
2004 Big South 10-1 4-0 David Bennett
2005* Big South 9-2 3-1 David Bennett
2006 Big South 9-3 4–0 David Bennett
2010* Big South 6-6 5–1 David Bennett
2012* Big South 8-5 5–1 Joe Moglia
2013* Big South 12-3 4–1 Joe Moglia
Total 6
* Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion

Coastal Carolina vs FBS schools[edit]

Year FBS Opponent Result Opponent's Conference Opponent's Head Coach Coastal Carolina Head Coach
2008 Penn State Nittany Lions L, 66-10[1] Big Ten Joe Paterno David Bennett
2009 Kent State Golden Flashes L, 18-0 MAC (East) Doug Martin David Bennett
2009 Clemson Tigers L, 49-3 ACC (Atlantic) Dabo Swinney David Bennett
2010 West Virginia Mountaineers L, 31-0 Big East Bill Stewart David Bennett
2011 Georgia Bulldogs L, 59-0 SEC (Eastern) Mark Richt David Bennett
2012 Toledo Rockets L, 38-28 MAC (West) Matt Campbell Joe Moglia
2013 South Carolina Gamecocks L, 70-10 SEC (Eastern) Steve Spurrier Joe Moglia
Coastal Carolina 0 - FBS Schools 7

Record by Year[edit]

Year 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 Co-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 Co-Champions
2011 7-4 FCS Big South 3-3 David Bennett
2012 8-5 FCS Big South 5-1 Joe Moglia Big South Co-Champions
2013 12-3 FCS Big South 4-1 Joe Moglia Big South Co-Champions
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football History
* In 2006, the NCAA changed Division I-AA to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)

Head coaching history[edit]

Head Coach Record at CCU Conference Record Conference Championships Playoff Appearances Playoff Record Years at CCU
David Bennett 63-39 27-16 4 2 0-2 2003–2011
Joe Moglia 20-8 9-2 2 2 3-2 2012-Current
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Head Coach History

Chanticleers in the NFL[edit]

Player Name Position Years at CCU Years in NFL NFL Team(s)
Jamie Childers Tight End 2007-2011 2012–Present Rams, Giants
Marcus Lott Safety 2008-2011 2012 Jets
Josh Norman Cornerback 2008-2011 2012–Present Panthers
Maurice Simpkins Linebacker 2003–2004 2010–2011 Packers, Rams
Jerome Simpson Wide Receiver 2004–2007 2008–Present Bengals, Vikings
Quinton Teal Defensive Back 2003–2006 2007–2011 Panthers, Seahawks, Chargers
Tyler Thigpen Quarterback 2003–2006 2007–2012 Vikings, Chiefs, Dolphins, Bills
Mike Tolbert Fullback 2004–2007 2008–Present Chargers, Panthers
National Football League (NFL)


  1. ^ Penn State later vacated the win as punishment for the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

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