Joe Moglia
Joe Moglia

Head Coach

2nd year

Alma Mater:
Fordham, 1971


Coastal Concludes Spring Schedule with Annual Spring Game

Season tickets are on sale now by calling the Athletics Ticket Office at 843-347-8499


Chanticleers Conduct Full-Contact Scrimmage

Coastal's annual Teal-Black Spring Game is Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m.


Coastal Carolina Spring Football Practice Is Underway

The Spring Game is April 12


Coastal Names New Athletic Leadership

Hogue will assume his role as Interim Director of Athletics immediately


Coastal Carolina Releases 2014 Football Schedule

Chants face three conference champions from 2013 and end the regular seaosn at home hosting rival Liberty


Watch head football coach Joe Moglia take questions from local media

Week 2


Watch head football coach Joe Moglia take questions from local media


2013 Spring Football: Joe Moglia Interview (April 6)

2013 Spring Football: Joe Moglia discusses the first 11 practices of the spring season


2013 Spring Football: Joe Moglia Interview (March 30)

2013 Spring Football: Joe Moglia Interview (March 30)


Coach Moglia and Monte Burke sit down with the press to discuss new book


2014 Coastal Carolina Spring Football

2014 Coastal Carolina Spring Football (April 5, 2014)


Coastal Carolina vs. Bethune-Cookman 11/30/13

Coastal Carolina vs. Bethune-Cookman 11/30/13 1st Round FCS Championship


Coastal Carolina at South Carolina (USATSI)

The Chanticleers fell 70-10 to the #11/12 Gamecocks in final tuneup for the FCS Playoffs.


Coastal Carolina vs. Furman 09-07-13

Coastal Carolina vs. Furman 09-07-13


Coastal Carolina at SC State

Coastal Carolina at SC State

2012 Big South Coach of the Year
2012 Eddie Robinson FCS National Coach of the Year Finalist
2012 Liberty Mutual FCS National Coach of the Year Finalist

Joe Moglia enters his second season as the Coastal Carolina head football coach, coming off a storybook inaugural campaign as the Chanticleer mentor which saw him earn Big South Coach of the Year while being a finalist for the Eddie Robinson FCS National Coach of the Year and Liberty Mutual FCS National Coach of the Year.

He is the real-life inspiration for the Monty Burke book, "4th & Goal: One Man's Quest to Recapture His Dream," and garnered national media attention by the likes of Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC,, ESPN Gameday, Grantland Series, Associated Press, The Sports Network,, Yahoo!, Esquire, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and to name a few.

Yes, his story of leaving his first love of coaching to enter and later conquer the business world only to return to coaching is interesting. However, what ultimately proved to be the most compelling aspect of the move were the results. He led Coastal Carolina to an 8-5 record overall, a 5-1 league mark and a share of the 2013 Big South championship. The Chanticleers earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Division I FCS Championship, directed the program to its first win in the NCAA playoffs and led CCU to a ranking of 24th in both of the final national polls.

While Moglia is like most coaches in putting a true emphasis on the three phases of the game - offense, defense and special teams, his outside-the-box thinking on how to achieve this goal with his staff is visionary. On that level, his one team rule "Be A Man" ... better known as "BAM" where he simply asks student-athletes to "stand on their own two feet and take responsibility - both good and bad - for their actions."

Coastal made huge strides across the board. One of the biggest was Coastal going from 100th nationally in yards penalized - 90th in number of penalties - to leading the Big South and ranking 17th nationally in fewest penalty yards - 18th in fewest penalties per game. Offensively in Moglia's first year, going from 90th to 18th nationally in total offense, while linebacker Quinn Backus was named All-American and Big South Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, Coastal's special teams truly became a weapon, safely converting five two-point conversions with Niccolo Mastromatteo and Tre Henderson each ranking 13th nationally in punt and kick returns, respectively.

A total of 12 All-Big South honors were bestowed upon Moglia's players in his first season including first team picks Backus, Aramis Hillary (QB), Matt Hazel (WR), Pat Williams (C), Johnny Hartsfield (DL), Quinton Davis (DE), Dontavais Johnson (DB) and Niccolo Mastromatteo (PR). Mastromatteo additionally earned second team honors as a wide receiver and was joined on the second team by Jeremy Height (RB), David Duran (TE), Chad Hamilton (OL) and Mike McClure (LB).

The former head coach of the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks, Moglia was hired as the head football coach at Coastal Carolina University on Dec. 19, 2011 in a press conference held at Adkins Field House.

Moglia, who will begin his 21st year as a coach in the 2013 season, is also Chairman of the Board for TD Ameritrade, a position he has held since 2008.

Moglia, who coached the "Stars Team" at the 2011 Eastham Energy College All-Star Game, spent this past fall coaching the Nighthawks in the third year of the UFL's existence. Moglia's team led the UFL in passing offense, sacks, tackles-for-loss, punt returns and blocked kicks. Also, the Nighthawks produced the 2011 UFL Defensive Player of the Year, Stuart Schweigert. Moglia joined an elite roster of UFL head coaches including Dennis Green, Jim Fassel, Marty Schottenheimer and Jerry Glanville.

From 2009-10 Moglia served as Executive Advisor to the Head Football Coach at the University of Nebraska in preparation for achieving his original lifelong pursuit, being a collegiate head football coach. In his two seasons at Nebraska, the Cornhuskers won two Big 12 North championships and played in the Holiday Bowl each season. In 2010, Cornhusker football student-athletes elected Moglia to receive Nebraska's prestigious U.S. Grant Sharp Admiral's Trophy for Leadership and Service.

Moglia has been inducted into two high school halls of fame and the Omaha Business Hall of Fame while receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Columbus Citizens Foundation Leadership Award, National Italian American Foundation Special Achievement Award in Business, American Institute for Stuttering Lifetime Achievement Award and National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame's Man of the Year.

Moglia is the only person to publish books on both football and investing, including "The Key to Winning Football: The Perimeter Attack Offense" (1981) and "Coach Yourself to Financial Success: Winning the Investment Game" (2005), while contributing to numerous national football coaching journals. He has also been a keynote speaker at the 2011 American Football Coaches Association ("It's About Being a Leader") and 2010 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics ("Leadership in a 24/7 Stress Filled Environment").

Moglia served as TD Ameritrade's Chief Executive Officer for seven years (2001-08). Under his leadership, the company had a 500 percent return on investment, and the firm's market cap increased from $700 million to $10 billion. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Moglia spent 17 years working with Merrill Lynch (1984-2001).

Before entering the business world, Moglia was a football coach for 16 years. He won two Ivy League championships as defensive coordinator at Dartmouth (1982-83), set defensive and special teams records at Lafayette (1978-80) and turned around two high school programs.

He has served on the board of several not-for-profit and educational organizations, including STRATCOM Consultation Committee, Creighton University, Fordham Preparatory School, National Italian American Foundation, Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Boy Scouts of America.

Moglia graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1971, earning Dean's List recognition and acceptance into Omicron Delta Epsilon (National Economic Honor Society). He went on to receive his Master of Science degree in education from the University of Delaware in 1974 and holds honorary doctorate degrees from Fordham University (Humane Letters) and Bellevue University (Commerce).

Moglia is married to the former Amy Harvey. He has six children: Kelly, Kim, Kara, Kevin, Johnny and Jeff.

Year Overall Big South Notes
2012 8-5 5-1 Big South co-Champion; Led CCU to 1st NCAA playoff win and reached 2nd Rd