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The Chanticleer Logo

Coastal's Logo as it appears in 1976 Coastal Logo as it appeared in 1984 Coastal Logo as it appeared in 1988

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The Chanticleer ­– a proud and fierce rooster – is the unique moniker for the Coastal Carolina University mascot and athletics teams. The Chanticleer is derived from Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, specifically "The Nun's Priest Tale." In the early 1960s, Coastal's athletic teams were known as the Trojans until a group of Coastal students and their English professor-basketball coach Cal F. Maddox brought up the idea of a new mascot. It helped that the Chanticleer was from the same family of the animal kingdom as the Gamecock, the mascot of Coastal's parent institution at the time.

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