Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia will miss the Chanticleers’ inaugural FBS season due to health issues that are forcing him to take a five-month sabbatical.
Moglia, 68, has been dealing with a bronchial asthmatic reaction to allergies for the last three years, and said that he needs to get it addressed.
Moglia explained the decision in a first-person letter released by the school:
For three years now, I have had a bronchial asthmatic reaction to allergies, which causes inflammation around my lungs. The inflammation restricts the lungs, which could create a serious breathing problem.
I want to be clear: I do not have a disease and I am in no danger, but I do need to get this addressed.
Dr. David DeCenzo, the president of CCU, has offered me a medical sabbatical for the next five months, which I’m going to take.
The doctors and I are confident that this will take care of the problem, and I will be 100% ready to go by the end of the season.
Moglia is the former CEO of TD Ameritrade and took over as Coastal Carolina’s head football coach in 2012. Since then, he’s led the Chanticleers to a 51-15 record and four FCS playoff appearances. Despite being an FCS school until this season, Coastal Carolina has had a top-140 recruiting class for three straight years.
So, Moglia has clearly made a massive impact on the Coastal Carolina football program, and will be very missed in their first season in the Sun Belt.
Associate head coach and offensive coordinator Jamey Chadwell will take over as the Chanticleers’ interim head coach. Coastal Carolina opens their season with a home game against UMass on September 2nd.