Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football

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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
2017 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers wordmark.svg
First season 2003
Head coach Joe Moglia
5th year, 50–15 (.769)
Stadium Brooks Stadium
Field James C. Benton Field
Year built 2003
Seating capacity 9,214
Field surface Teal Turf
Location Conway, South Carolina
NCAA division Division I FBS
Conference Sun Belt (2017)
Past conferences Big South
All-time record 113–54 (.677)
Bowl record 0–0 (–)
Playoff appearances 6 (FCS), 0 (FBS)
Playoff record 4–6 (FCS), 0-0 (FBS)
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. 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.

In the program's short history, the team has already defeated such traditional Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) powers as James Madison University (ranked #1 at the time), Furman University, Wofford College, and the University of Montana. The program has won seven Big South Conference championships and has already 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 the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The latter won 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 #1 team in the nation, a first for the school and the Big South Conference. Coastal's primary football rivals have traditionally been Charleston Southern University and Liberty University.

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. At that time, the football team began a two-year transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The first season of the transition in 2016 was spent as an FCS independent; the Chanticleers will join Sun Belt football in the second year of the transition in 2017, with full bowl eligibility following in 2018.[2] Their primary Sun Belt rivals will be Appalachian State University and Georgia Southern University.

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

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]

Coastal Carolina made six appearances in the I-AA/FCS playoffs before moving to the FBS in 2017.

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
Playoff Record 4–6

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
2014* Big South 12–2 4–1 Joe Moglia
Total 7
* Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion


In-State NCAA Division I schools[edit]

From 2003 to 2016, Coastal played In-State NCAA Division I schools 42 times.

School Record Percentage Home Away Streak First Meeting Last Meeting
Charleston Southern Buccaneers 8-6 .571 5-2 3-4 Lost 2 Nov. 22, 2003 Oct. 1, 2016
Clemson Tigers 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 Lost 1 Oct. 31, 2009 Oct. 31, 2009
Furman Paladins 7-1 .875 4-0 3-1 Won 6 Oct. 7, 2006 Sept. 24, 2016
Presbyterian Blue Hose 9-1 .900 4-1 5-0 Won 9 Oct. 20, 2007 Oct. 29, 2016
South Carolina Gamecocks 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 Lost 1 Nov. 23, 2013 Nov. 23, 2013
South Carolina State Bulldogs 5-0 1.000 2-0 3-0 Won 5 Oct. 1, 2005 Sept. 12, 2015
The Citadel Bulldogs 1-1 .500 0-1 1-0 Lost 1 Aug. 30, 2014 Nov. 28, 2015
Wofford Terriers 1-0 1.000 0-0 1-0 Won 1 Sept. 9, 2006 Sept. 9, 2006
Overall: Coastal Carolina 31 – In-State NCAA Division I Schools 11
Home: Coastal Carolina 15 - In-State NCAA Division I Schools 4 (2-2 on Teal Turf)
Away: Coastal Carolina 16 - In-State NCAA Division I Schools 7

Big South Schools[edit]

School Record Percentage Home Away Streak First Meeting Last Meeting
Charleston Southern Buccaneers 8-6 .571 5-2 3-4 Lost 2 Nov. 22, 2003 Oct. 1, 2016
Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs 12-2 .857 5-2 7-0 Won 5 Oct. 4, 2003 Oct. 15, 2016
Kennesaw State Owls 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 Won 1 Nov. 14, 2015 Nov. 14, 2015
Liberty Flames 7-7 .500 5-2 2-5 Won 1 Nov. 15, 2003 Nov. 17, 2016
Monmouth Hawks 5-0 1.000 3-0 2-0 Won 5 Sept. 13, 2008 Nov. 5, 2016
Presbyterian Blue Hose 9-1 .900 4-1 5-0 Won 9 Oct. 20, 2007 Oct. 29, 2016
Overall: Coastal Carolina 42 – Big South Schools 16
Home: Coastal Carolina 23 - Big South Schools 7 (5-1 on Teal Turf)
Away: Coastal Carolina 19 - Big South Schools 9

Sun Belt schools[edit]

School Record Percentage Home Away Streak First Meeting Last Meeting
Appalachian State Mountaineers (Rival) 0-3 .000 0-0 0-3 Lost 3 Sept. 17, 2005 Sept. 29, 2012
Arkansas State Red Wolves 0-0 0-0 0-0 - - -
Georgia Southern Eagles (Rival) 0-3 .000 0-2 0-1 Lost 3 Sept. 16, 2006 Sept. 18, 2010
Georgia State Panthers 0-0 0-0 0-0 - - -
Louisiana–Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns 0-0 0-0 0-0 - - -
Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks 0-0 0-0 0-0 - - -
South Alabama Jaguars 0-0 0-0 0-0 - - -
Texas State Bobcats 0-0 0-0 0-0 - - -
Troy Trojans 0-0 0-0 0-0 - - -
Overall: Coastal Carolina 0 – Sun Belt Schools 6
Home: Coastal Carolina 0 - Sun Belt Schools 2 (0-0 on Teal Turf)
Away: Coastal Carolina 0 - Sun Belt Schools 4

The 2 affiliate Sun Belt members, Idaho and New Mexico State, will leave the Sun Belt after the 2017 season. Coastal has never met either of these teams, which are not included in this table.

FBS schools[edit]

From 2003 to 2016, Coastal competed in the FCS. They played FBS schools 7 times.

Year FBS Opponent Result Opponent's Conference Opponent's Head Coach Coastal Carolina Head Coach
2008 Penn State Nittany Lions L, 66–10 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

Homecoming History[edit]

Coastal Carolina is 10-4 (2-0 on teal turf) all-time in homecoming games.

Year Opponent Result
2003 VMI Keydets L 19-10
2004 Savannah State Tigers W 52-14
2005 VMI Keydets W 38-14
2006 Savannah State Tigers W 66-6
2007 VMI Keydets W 42-35
2008 Stony Brook Seawolves L 28-24
2009 Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs W 26-21
2010 Stony Brook Seawolves L 38-28
2011 Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs L 26-24
2012 Liberty Flames W 36-12
2013 Charlotte 49ers W 50-25
2014 Charleston Southern Buccaneers W 43-22
2015 Alabama A&M Bulldogs W 55-0
2016 CCSU Blue Devils W 33-25
Overall Homecoming Record 10-4

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 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 0–0 FBS Sun Belt 0–0 Joe Moglia
* In 2006, the NCAA changed Division I-AA to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)
¥ Co-Champions

Head coaching history[edit]

Head Coach Record at CCU Conference Record Conference Championships Playoff Appearances Playoff Record Bowl Appearances Bowl Record Years at CCU
David Bennett 63–39 27–16 4 2 0–2 2003–2011
Joe Moglia 51–15 17–5 3 4 4–4 0 0–0 2012–present
Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Head Coach History

Players 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, Panthers
Matt Hazel Wide Receiver 2010–2013 2014–Present Dolphins
Marcus Lott Safety 2008–2011 2012 Jets
Josh Norman Cornerback 2008–2011 2012–Present Panthers, Redskins
Marrio Norman Defensive Back 2004–2008 2014 Ravens
Denzel Rice Defensive Back 2011–2014 2015–Present Eagles
Alex Ross Quarterback 2011–2015 2016–Present Falcons
Maurice Simpkins Linebacker 2003–2004 2010–2011 Packers, Rams
Jerome Simpson Wide Receiver 2004–2007 2008–Present Bengals, Vikings, 49ers
Lorenzo Taliaferro Running Back 2010–2013 2014–Present Ravens
Quinton Teal Defensive Back 2003–2006 2007–2011 Panthers, Seahawks, Chargers
Tyler Thigpen Quarterback 2003–2006 2007–2014 Vikings, Chiefs, Dolphins, Bills, Browns
Mike Tolbert Fullback 2004–2007 2008–Present Chargers, Panthers
National Football League (NFL)

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

Announced schedules as of January 8, 2016.[3]

2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
vs Massachusetts vs UAB vs Eastern Michigan at Eastern Michigan at Kansas at UCLA
at UAB at Massachusetts at Kansas vs Kansas
at Arkansas
vs Western Illinois


  1. ^ "Coastal Carolina University Graphic Standards" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Coastal Carolina to Join Sun Belt Conference" (Press release). Sun Belt Conference. September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football Schedules and Future Schedules". Retrieved 2017-01-11. 

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