Coastal Carolina Names Joe Moglia Head Football Coach
Joe Moglia, former head coach of the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks, has been hired as the head football coach at Coastal Carolina University, President David DeCenzo and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek announced Tuesday in a press conference held at Adkins Field House.
"I am excited to have a man like Joe Moglia lead our football team," DeCenzo said. "His proven success on and off the football field will be a great asset to Coastal Carolina University, its football program and our community. His passion for the game and its players, his knowledge of the game, and his strong desire to succeed are perfectly aligned with the mission of our athletics program. He has all the ingredients that will take our football program to waters uncharted."
"There are consistent words of praise from those whom I have talked to about Joe such as `successful,' `leadership,' `detail-oriented' and `organized,'" Yurachek said. "Most importantly, it was made clear he has the skill set to be a great head coach with a passion for molding student-athletes into men. I am excited for each of our student-athletes who will learn from the life and professional experiences that Joe will share with them as our head football coach."
Moglia, who will begin his 20th year as a coach in the 2012 season, is also Chairman of the Board for TD Ameritrade, a position he has held since 2008.
"I cannot imagine anything more rewarding in helping 18-22 year olds become men through football," Moglia said. "To have that opportunity at Coastal Carolina University is truly an honor. I am grateful to Dr. DeCenzo and Hunter for this opportunity."
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