Since former head coach Joe Moglia has step downed, a new head football coach has emerged. Coastal Carolina University now welcomes new coach Jamey Chadwell as he is preparing the Chants for the upcoming football season in Fall 2019.
Jamey Chadwell is originally from a little small town called Caryville, Tennessee which is about 30 minutes north of Knoxville, Tennessee. He attended East Tennessee State University from 1995-1999 as the quarterback for the football team. He eventually moved up to being the assistant coach for the East Tennessee State University football team from 2000-2003.
Chadwell left the Volunteer State in 2004 to go to Charleston Southern, where he was an assistant coach from 2004 to 2008. Then in 2017 he became the offensive coordinator for CCU as well as served as the interim head coach.
After bouncing around NCAA Division II for a few years, Chadwell ended up returning to Charleston Southern in 2013. This time, he was no longer the assistant but rather the head coach. Chadwell coached at Charleston Southern for four years, going 35-14 during his tenure.
Chadwell left Charleston Southern in January 2017 and came to CCU as the new offensive coordinator. Seven months later, Coach Moglia announced that he would be taking a medical sabbatical and Chadwell was named the interim head coach for the 2017 season, Coastal’s first season as an FBS program.
The Chanticleers went 3-9 that season.
Despite Moglia coming backing for the 2018 season, a year that saw the Chanticleers end the season on a four-game losing streak and ultimately missing a chance at a bowl game. On Jan. 18, 2019, he officially became the new head football coach for the Chanticleers.
Sports have always played a major role in Coach Chadwell’s life. His parents were both educators and his father was also a football and a basketball coach. It was always a part of his life and ever since he was a child, he knew that he really had his heart set on football.
With a new football coach, there are going to be rough patches that everyone has to work through with new techniques, but it is always about keeping it positive with all the other players and students on campus.
Coach Chadwell has also been keeping a lot of the same principles of the football program that have always been here which includes the four core values: “competition, discipline, accountability and passion.” But at the end of the day there is always room for improvement and the team has made some major solid progress.
Coach Chadwell has a lot of big expectations for this upcoming season as it almost feels like the football season is right around the corner.
“I tell them to play their very best every game and be able to have a lot of relentless passion and just have major zest for football every day,” said Chadwell.
He also wants Chanticleer fans to be able to see that passion on the football field.
“I want them to be able to see every snap and just have that fire when their competing against the other schools in the conference for football,” said Chadwell.
Chadwell has also been touring all throughout the communities of Georgetown and a majority of Horry County. Chadwell has spoken at numerous restaurants in the area to reach out to the community and see the current fans come support the Chanticleers and help pump them up for another exciting football season here at CCU.
Chadwell opened up about his personal goals for the team and how he is trying to inspire the them during the early stages of this new era.
“They are playing for each other and playing for this community and we are playing for something bigger than ourselves, and you will see a team that has an opportunity to win some games and make it to the championship,” said Chadwell.
His overall objective is to see from the football players carry on the values of “togetherness and being selfless” because these characteristics will carry on from the sport of football.
Coastal Carolina football will open the 2019 season at the newly renovated Brooks Stadium on Aug. 31, 2019 against Eastern Michigan.