Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced on July 28 that he would be taking a medical sabbatical for five months due to complications with allergies for the past three years.
The sabbatical will force Moglia to miss the entire 2017 season.
Moglia talked about the decision at a press conference on July 28.
“I have serious asthmatic inflammation in my lungs that was fostered by allergies,” said Moglia. “The problem is that the longer you have that, the more serious your situation becomes.”
In a press release, written by Moglia himself, he wanted the community to know that this needed to be address and that there is nothing to worry about.
“I want to be clear, I do not have a disease,” stated Moglia. “I am in no danger, but I need to get this addressed. President DeCenzo has offered me a five months sabbatical which I am going to take.”
David DeCenzo, president of Coastal Carolina University, released this statement regarding Moglia.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to Coach Moglia, and I look forward to his speedy return,” stated DeCenzo.
During Moglia’s absence, Jamey Chadwell, offensive coordinator of the football team, will be the interim head coach.
Chadwell was the former head coach at Charleston Southern and was brought on to the Coastal Carolina coaching staff in January to be the associate head coach and offensive coordinator.
Moglia said that he is confident that Chadwell will make all the right decisions that is best for the program.
“While he will have full discretion, he is fully expected to build on our philosophy, processes and BAM standard,” said Moglia.
Moglia plans to be read to go once the season is over in early December and hopes to continue his coaching career next season.