Moglia one of 20 finalists for national coach of the year

ccufoot-mogliaCoastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia has been named one of 20 finalists for the Eddie Robinson Award, presented annually by The Sports Network to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) National Coach of the Year.

This marks the third time in Moglia’s three-year tenure at Coastal Carolina he has been a finalist for the prestigious award, but this season has been by far his most impressive.

This season, Moglia has led the Chanticleers to a #1 national rank by the FCS coaches and #2 rank in The Sports Network media poll. Coastal has ranked among the nation’s top five in both polls for each of the 12 regular-season weeks, starting the season at #7 in both preseason polls.

Moglia has Coastal off to an 11-0 record, marking the first time a Big South school has opened a season with 11 straight wins. Coastal is also 4-0 in the Big South, which ranks as the second-best conference in the College Sporting News Gridiron Power Index. Coastal has earned at least a share of the Big South Championship for the third consecutive year.

A win Saturday versus Liberty will give Coastal the outright league title and secure the program’s third straight automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Football Championship. Also, a win Saturday will give Coastal a perfect 12-0 regular-season record. The Chanticleers set a Big South record last season with 12 wins in a season, going 12-3.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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