May 2018 Commencement Speaker
Joe Moglia is the head football coach, executive director of football operations and chairman of Coastal Carolina University’s athletic department. He also is chairman and former CEO of the Fortune 500 company, TD Ameritrade.
In the business world, Moglia was at Merrill Lynch for 17 years and worked his way to CEO of TD Ameritrade in 2001.
He has led Coastal Carolina football since 2011, delivering an overall record of 51-15, including several conference championships. The Coastal Carolina football program will begin its second season as a member of the Sun Belt Conference in 2018, at the NCAA Division I FBS level.
In February 2018, Moglia became the newest member of the Vince Lombardi Hall of Fame as part of the 47th Annual Rotary Lombardi Award ceremony in Houston. The 2015 Eddie Robinson FCS National Coach of the Year, Moglia is also a member of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame, Omaha Business Hall of Fame, Fordham Preparatory School Hall of Honor, Archmere Academy Sports Hall of Fame and Fordham Preparatory Sports Hall of Fame.
Other honors Moglia has received for his life’s work include the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the Columbus Citizens Foundation Leadership Award, the National Italian American Foundation Special Achievement Award in Business, the American Institute For Stuttering Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Italian American Sports Man of the Year, South Carolina Football Hall of Fame Humanitarian of the Year and the Hero Award from the Stuttering Association for the Young.
Moglia earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Fordham University and a master’s degree in education from the University of Delaware. He holds honorary doctorates from Fordham University (Humane Letters), Bellevue University (Commerce) and Bentley University (Commercial Science).