Chairman of the Board, TD Ameritrade
CCU Head Football Coach • • •
Joe Moglia is the head football coach of Coastal Carolina University and chairman and former CEO of the Fortune 500 company, TD Ameritrade.
In his first two seasons at Coastal, playing the toughest schedules in school’s history, Moglia led his team to two conference championships, two National Playoffs, was Conference Coach of the Year and twice named a finalist for National Coach of the Year. In his last eight seasons coaching, Moglia has been part of six championship teams.
This season will be Moglia’s 22nd as a football coach, but it’s not a traditional 22 years. He began his career as a coach for 16 years, moved to the business world for over 20, and back to coaching in 2009.
In his first stint as a coach, as the Defensive Coordinator at Dartmouth, his teams won two Ivy League Championships; he went on to lead units that set defense and kicking records at Lafayette, and turned two high school programs around.
Prior to coming to Coastal, Moglia was executive advisor for football at Nebraska, where he received the Sharp Trophy for Leadership, as voted on by the players; while there Nebraska earned two Big 12 North Championships and played in two post-season bowl games. In 2011 he became president and head coach and of the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League.
In the business world, Moglia was at Merrill Lynch for 17 years and worked his way to CEO of TD Ameritrade in 2001. By 2008, in the midst of a global financial crisis, the firm had its sixth record year in a row, grew its market cap from $700 million to $10 billion, and shareholders enjoyed a 500 percent financial return. In 2008, he stepped down as CEO, became chairman of the board for TD Ameritrade, and returned to football.
Moglia has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and has been honored by the National Italian American Foundation, the Columbus Citizens Foundation and the American Institute for Stuttering. He has been inducted into three halls of fame, is the recipient of two honorary doctorates and has written books on both investing and football. In addition, he is the subject of the 2012 book, 4th & Goal: One Man's Quest to Recapture His Dream, by Monty Burke, a writer for Forbes magazine.
Moglia earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Fordham University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Delaware.