For the past four seasons, Jamey Chadwell was the head coach at Charleston Southern, leading the program to an impressive 35-14 record with back-to-back trips to the FCS Playoffs, including a loss in the quarterfinals in 2015.
But when the offensive coordinator spot at Coastal Carolina, a program making the transition to FBS under CEO turned head coach Joe Moglia, Chadwell saw a unique opportunity.
Asked at Sun Belt Media Days why he left such a good FCS situation after such a historic two seasons, Chadwell offered an interesting two-part answer.
“One, I really believe in what Coastal Carolina stood for, and making that jump to FBS. I think that anytime you can leave a legacy and be a part of something on the ground floor and growing it, there’s something special about that.”
“And two, what coach Moglia stands for. Obviously, the success that he’s had in the business world, and then with football…we’re the only school in the country, we have no rules within our football program. Not one.”
“We have one standard, it’s called B.A.M. and stands for ‘Be A Man’. What that means is he talks a lot about how a man stands on his own two feet, treats others with dignity and respect, takes responsibility for his actions, and lives with the consequences of his actions,” Chadwell explained.
“Nobody does that, and to have the opportunity to learn under him during this transition, and to see how he puts together a football program, and his vision for it, I want to be a part of that.”
Since taking over a middle-of-the-road FCS program in 2012, Moglia has put together an impressive 51-15 mark, winning at least 8 games eery year and making trips to the FCS Playoffs every season. Moglia and the Chanticleers will begin play in the Sun Belt this fall.
Hear more from Chadwell on the opportunity to work under Moglia in the clip.
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