Coastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia, under guidance from his doctors, has decided to step away from the sideline and take a medical leave away from football for the 2017 season.

According to Pete Thamel:

Moglia has bronchial asthmatic reaction to allergies which he stressed is “not a disease” and puts him in no imminent danger. But he said the reaction needs to be addressed for his long-term heath, and his doctors are confident that five months off will take care of the problem.

Associate head coach / offensive coordinator Jamey Chadwell, who led FCS Charleston Southern to some impressive seasons the past few years, including runs into the playoffs, before making the decision to join Moglia, will take over as the interim head coach for the 2017 season. Chadwell will lead the team into their first FBS season in the Sun Belt.

Since taking over in 2012, Moglia has rapidly rebuilt the program, going 51-15 overall and leading the team to playoff appearances every year, including back to back quarterfinal and top-10 finishes in 2013 and 2014.

While the outlook is certainly positive, please join us in continuing to keep coach Moglia in your prayers.

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