Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football
|Coastal Carolina Chanticleers|
|Head coach||Joe Moglia
5th year, 41–13 (.759)
|Field||James C. Benton Field|
|Field surface||Teal Turf|
|NCAA division||NCAA Division I (FBS)|
|Conference||Sun Belt (2017)|
|Past conferences||Big South|
|All-time record||104–52 (.667)|
|Bowl record||0–0 (–)|
|Playoff appearances||6 (FCS)|
|Playoff record||4-6 (FCS)|
|Claimed nat'l titles||0|
|Conference titles||7 (Big South)|
Teal, Black, and Bronze
Coastal Carolina University announced in the late 1990s that it 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 are Charleston Southern University and Liberty University.
The Chanticleers will leave FCS and the Big South Conference after the 2015–16 school year. The school will join the Sun Belt Conference, initially as a non-football member. At that time, the football team will begin a two-year transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). It will join Sun Belt football in the second year of the transition in 2017, with full bowl eligibility following in 2018.
- 1 Coastal Carolina – Charleston Southern rivalry
- 2 Coastal Carolina – Liberty rivalry
- 3 Five-overtime game
- 4 NCAA Division I FCS Championship Appearances
- 5 Conference Championships
- 6 Coastal Carolina vs FBS schools
- 7 Record by Year
- 8 Head coaching history
- 9 Chanticleers in the NFL
- 10 Future non-conference opponents
- 11 References
- 12 External links
Coastal Carolina – Charleston Southern rivalry
These two schools first met on the football field in 2003.
Coastal Carolina leads the series 8-5.
- 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
- 2014 - CSU @ Coastal - W, 43-22
- 2015 - Coastal @ CSU - L, 33-25
Coastal Carolina – Liberty rivalry
These two schools first met on the football field in 2003.
Liberty leads series 7-6.
- 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)
- 2014 - Liberty @ Coastal - L, 15-14 (Coastal was #1 in the nation and 11-0)
- 2015 - Coastal @ Liberty - L, 24-21 (Coastal's last year in the Big South Conference)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NCAA Division I FCS Championship Appearances
Coastal Carolina made six appearances in the I-AA/FCS playoffs before moving to the FBS in 2017.
|2006||First Round||Appalachian State||L 28–45|
|2010||First Round||Western Illinois||L 10–17|
North Dakota State
North Dakota State
|2015||First Round||The Citadel||L 38–41|
|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|
|* Denotes a tie for first place and conference co-champion|
Coastal Carolina vs FBS schools
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|
Record by Year
|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||0-0||FCS||Independent||---||Joe Moglia (as of 2015)|
|2017||0-0||FBS||Sun Belt||0-0||Joe Moglia (as of 2015)|
|* In 2006, the NCAA changed Division I-AA to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)|
Head coaching history
|Head Coach||Record at CCU||Conference Record||Conference Championships||Playoff Appearances||Playoff Record||Bowl Appearances||Bowl Record||Years at CCU|
|Joe Moglia||41-13||17-5||3||4||4-4||0||0 - 0||2012-Current|
|Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Head Coach History|
Chanticleers in the NFL
|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|
|Marrio Norman||Defensive Back||2004-2008||2014||Ravens|
|Denzel Rice||Defensive Back||2011-2014||2015-Present||Eagles|
|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
Announced schedules as of January 8, 2016
|at Hampton||vs Massachusetts||at Massachusetts||at UCLA|
|vs Furman||at Western Illinois||vs UAB|
|vs Central Connecticut||at UAB|
|vs Florida A&M|
- "Coastal Carolina to Join Sun Belt Conference" (Press release). Sun Belt Conference. September 1, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
- "Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football Schedules and Future Schedules". fbschedules.com. Retrieved 2016-01-09.