|Coastal Carolina Chanticleers|
|Head coach||Jamey Chadwell |
3rd season, 12-16 (.429)
|Field||James C. Benton Field|
|Location||Conway, South Carolina|
|NCAA division||Division I FBS|
|Conference||Sun Belt Conference|
|Past conferences||Big South|
|Playoff appearances||Div. I FCS: 6 (FCS)|
|Playoff record||Div. I FCS: 4-6 (FCS)|
|Conference titles||7 ( Big South), 0 (Sun Belt)|
|Colors||Teal, Bronze, and Black|
The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team represents Coastal Carolina University in college football at the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision level. The Chanticleers are members of the Sun Belt Conference, fielding its teams at the FBS level since 2017. The Chanticleers play their home games at James C. Benton Field at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina.
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 defeated such traditional Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) powers as James Madison University (ranked No. 1 at the time), Furman University, Wofford College, and the University of Montana. The program has won seven Big South Conference championships and has 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 Appalachian State. Appalachian State 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. On November 9, 2014, Coastal was ranked as the No. 1 team in the nation, a first for the school and the Big South Conference.
On September 11, 2010, Coastal Carolina played a five-overtime 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 would lose the game 47-45.
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 officially joined Sun Belt football July 1, 2017, with full bowl eligibility following in 2018.
Jamey Chadwell was introduced as the program's third head coach on January 18, 2019. He was previously the team's interim head coach in 2017. On October 14, 2020, Coastal Carolina got its first ever win against a ranked FBS team, 30-27 over #21 Louisiana.
|2012-2016, 2018||Joe Moglia||56-22||.718|
|2017+, 2019-present||Jamey Chadwell||12-16||.429|
+ Interim head coach in 2017 due to medical sabbatical taken by Joe Moglia.
Coastal Carolina made six appearances in the I-AA/FCS playoffs before moving to the FBS in 2017, going 4-6.
|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|
Coastal Carolina has won seven conference championships, winning two of them outright and five shared.
|Season||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|2004||Big South Conference||David Bennett||10-1||4-0|
|2005+||Big South Conference||David Bennett||9-2||3-1|
|2006||Big South Conference||David Bennett||9-3||4-0|
|2010+||Big South Conference||David Bennett||6-6||5-1|
|2012+||Big South Conference||Joe Moglia||8-5||5-1|
|2013+||Big South Conference||Joe Moglia||12-3||4-1|
|2014+||Big South Conference||Joe Moglia||12-2||4-1|
Announced schedules as of September 30, 2020.
|at Kansas||The Citadel||Army||Liberty||at Liberty||Temple||Liberty|
|Campbell||Kansas||Buffalo||at UCLA||at Temple||Army||at Army|
|Liberty||at Buffalo||at Army|