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Coastal’s Ross, Henderson up for national player honor

Coastal Carolina quarterback Alex Ross and running back De’Angelo Henderson are two of 32 players the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) 2015 FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy Watch List. The 2015 FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy is a 22-inch K-9 optic crystal trophy with 8-inch crystal football on top. All FCS players are eligible for the award. The award winner will... 

CCU’s Gelibert, Campbell deliver at Pan-Am Games

Coastal Carolina track & field rising senior student-athlete Jessica Gelibert placed eighth in the 400m hurdles at the 2015 Pan American Games contested Wednesday evening. Gelibert, who is representing Haiti at the Games, ran out lane one and posted a time of 1:00.23. The event was won by Shamier Little, the reigning NCAA champion and world leader in the event, with a time of 55.50. Also competing... 

Coastal’s Backus captures Big South top athlete honor

Coastal Carolina football player Quinn Backus (Greenwood, S.C.) and Longwood softball player Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va.) have been voted the Big South Conference Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year for the 2014-15 season by the league’s Athletics Directors, Senior Woman Administrators and Sports Information Directors, it was announced today by the Conference office. Backus earned... 

Coastal begins preparations for basketball tour of Cuba

The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team, set to begin its ninth season under head coach Cliff Ellis, held its first of 10 practices on Tuesday in preparation for the program’s foreign tour to Cuba. The two-time defending Big South champion Chanticleers will depart campus for the island nation on Aug. 6 and return on Aug. 14. While in Cuba, the Chants will play three games against... 

Coastal QB Ross on radar for Offensive Player of Year

Coastal Carolina senior quarterback Alex Ross, who finished seventh in last year’s Walter Payton Award voting, will once again be a top candidate for the FCS Offensive Player of the Year as STATS has announced its 2015 22-man watch list for the nation’s top offensive performers. The Alpharetta, Ga., native and Buford High School product has been under center in seven of CCU’s 10-most prolific... 

Henderson, Brown named Preseason All-Americans

Coastal Carolina junior running back De’Angelo Henderson and junior kick returner Devin Brown were named to the STATS FCS Preseason All-American third team, the news organization has announced. STATS now conducts the national FCS media pool and the postseason honors for the nation’s top FCS coach, player, defensive player and freshman since acquiring The Sports Network earlier this... 

Hall of Famer Schnall returns to CCU baseball

Kevin Schnall – a Coastal Carolina assistant coach for 12 years (2001-12) and a member of the University’s Sasser Athletics Hall of Fame – is returning to the Chanticleer baseball staff as associate head coach, Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore announced today. “Kevin Schnall was a huge part of our program’s success, both as a player and a coach,” Gilmore... 

Coastal women’s basketball tabs Kearney new assistant

Coastal Carolina University head women’s basketball coach Jaida Williams announced on Wednesday that former Appalachian State associate head coach Heather Kearney will join the Chanticleer staff as an assistant coach. “We are extremely excited to have Heather joining our staff here at Coastal Carolina,” said Williams. “She is a proven winner and has had tremendous success at every program... 

Ex-Chant Cameron earns shot with NBA’s Grizzlies

Former Coastal Carolina University standout Josh Cameron is getting his opportunity to play at the next level. Cameron, who helped lead the Chants to back-to-back Big South Conference tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances, will play for the Memphis Grizzlies’ NBA Summer League team. The 6-foot-1 point guard will try to earn a spot on the Grizzlies’ roster over the course of... 

CCU golf signee Obecny qualifies for Porter Cup

Coastal Carolina men’s golf signees Thadd Obecny II shot a 69 on Monday at Niagara Falls Country Club to qualify for the prestigious Porter Cup. Obecny will join world’s top amateur golfers July 29-August 1 for the 57th annual Porter Cup, also played at Niagara Falls Country Club. Annually, the tournament attracts the finest collegiate and mid-amateur players and, throughout the years,... 
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