Chanticleers are…

the innovators, risk-takers, and everyone in between.

The Chanticleer

­– a proud and fierce rooster – is the unique moniker/mascot for Coastal Carolina University’s mascot and athletics teams. The Chanticleer is derived from the crafty, quick-thinking rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," specifically, "The Nun's Priest Tale." In keeping with that grit and determination Chanticleers at Coastal Carolina University are:

At Coastal Carolina University,
Chanticleers are…


Taylor Pascale

Graphic Design

Ashburn, Va.

Taylor Pascale combines her love of graphic design with her passion for athletics to create 3D-printed baseball helmets here at CCU.

Chanticleers are…


Matthew Welch


Columbia, S.C.

From calculating real-time data in the Richard Pilosof Financial Services Lab to inheriting wisdom from professors, Matthew experiences interactive classes and hands-on learning that remind him of why he chose CCU.

Brandon Brown

Communication with Minor in Marketing

Woodbridge, Va.

From wearing a Coastal hat as a student early on in his racing career, to now having Coastal Carolina branding on his Xfinity Series No. 90 Camaro, Brandon Brown grows through his risk-taking every day, on and off the track.

Chanticleers are…

Everyone in between.

CCU reflects a tradition of eager ambition, abounding in possibilities. Hear from those who make this University unique.