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Catch the Spirit with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football Team 2018!

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Catch the Spirit with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers Football Team 2018!

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are ready to take to the field and tear up the competition, making their mark on the FBS level, vying for a bowl game.  The Chanticleers are entering their second season in the Sun Belt Conference but were not eligible for a bowl game during their first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision.  The 2018 Football Season will be their 16th season with 14 years at the Football Championship Subdivision level and their first season of bowl eligibility with the FBS.

Coastal Carolina went 3-9 overall and 2-6 in the Sun Belt last season as CCU Head Coach Joe Moglia had to sit out the season due to a medical leave for a bacterial infection affecting his lungs.  Offensive Coordinator and Associate Head Coach Jamey Chadwell served as the interim head coach last season. This season, he will be able to concentrate his energy on the offense as Head Coach Joe Moglia returns to help coach the Fighting Chanticleers to a winning season.

Coach Moglia was 51-15 while coaching the Chanticleers for five seasons through 2016 and feels that he might have a little more insight into how to move his talented players forward into a winning season.  “I think there is always a value to stepping away from something and observing it a little bit more from the outside,” Moglia said. “Sometimes when you’re on the inside you get a little too emotionally involved, you don’t see the forest through the trees. I don’t know if I learned anything different than I would have learned had I been there, but I’m certainly aware of the mistakes we made and some of the things we can do moving forward.”

The Chanticleers also have a new defensive coordinator on the Coastal Carolina football coaching staff, Marvin Sanders, due to the retirement of Mickey Matthews.  Defensive Coordinator Marvin Sanders is a former defensive coordinator at North Carolina and has 23 years of collegiate coaching experience.  Head Coach Moglia feels that Sanders brings a lot of experience and open-mindedness to the table and feels the coaches have learned a lot from him.

The defensive players on the Coastal Carolina football roster 2018 like Sanders approach to coaching and feel that he has energized the team.  Coach Sanders has motivated them to work his system, and they are ready to put their best on the field with enthusiasm.  It looks like it is going to be a great year for the Chanticleers.

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened the 2018 season on Saturday, September 1st at South Carolina.  The 2018 CCU Football schedule is below:

Coastal Carolina
09/08       UAB
09/15       Campbell
09/22       * at Louisiana
09/29       * at Troy
10/13       * ULM
10/20       at UMASS
10/27       * at Georgia State
11/03       * Appalachian State
11/10       * Arkansas State
11/17       * Georgia Southern
11/24       * at South Alabama

* denotes Sun Belt Conference game has the largest inventory of Brooks Stadium tickets,  and the tickets range from $39.75 – $100.00.  You can also buy Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football tickets at Brooks Stadium in Conway, SC. Tickets are available for September 8th, September 15th, October 13th, November 3rd, 2018, and more. Coastal Carolina Chanticleers tickets are popular on – though they have great availability, Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football tickets are expected to sell quickly.  The 2018 Season Parking Pass includes one pass for each home game at Brooks Stadium and range from $75.00 – $1100.00.

“The football is king at Coastal Carolina University and game day is a tradition in and around the campus. Playing their home games at Brooks Stadium, the Coastal Carolina football stadium, the Chanticleers benefit from an incredible home-field advantage on game day that you definitely have to see first-hand to really understand. Though it’s definitely the players and the program that are the ultimate draws on game day, the fans are a huge part of what the game day experience is all about, as sporting your favorite team gear alongside the rest of the fans will give you a great idea of what Coastal Carolina football is all about. The Chanticleers have earned a reputation around Conway for excellence, helping to make every matchup at Brooks Stadium an enticing, family-friendly sports option that continues to deliver excitement routinely every season.” (

If you enjoy football, there’s nothing quite like being there when the Chanticleers hit the field on game day. This is a great college sports town creating an amazing amount of fanfare thanks to the fans who know how to back the hometown Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. This season is sure to be a great one with the Chanticleers putting it all on the field reaching for a bowl game during their second season in the Sun Belt Conference.  It is a great year to check this fabulous team out and help the fans cheer them on to another winning season.

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