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CCU’s Moglia highly sought-after by national media outlets

June 6, 2022
Joe Moglia is highly sought-after by a variety of national media outlets for his expertise and opinion regarding both investing and college athletics.

Joe Moglia, chair of athletics and executive advisor to the president at Coastal Carolina University, continues to be highly sought-after by a variety of national media outlets for his expertise and opinion regarding both investing and college athletics. The former Chanticleer head football coach also serves as chairman of Fundamental Global Investors and Capital Wealth Advisors, and is the former CEO and chairman of TD Ameritrade.

Moglia has more than four decades of experience running trading floors, online investment platforms, board rooms, and locker rooms. He’s an authority on leadership, finance and investing, fintech, and major market trends.

“Joe Moglia is a tremendous ambassador for Coastal Carolina University,” said CCU President Michael T. Benson. “He is the only person I know who has keen knowledge of global financial business operations as well as college athletics. Although he is no longer coaching, Joe continues to bring unmatched national exposure to the University through his countless media and guest appearances. That exposure is priceless for us. I thank Joe for his leadership and support and all that he does for the University, Chanticleer Athletics, and our students.”

Last month alone, Moglia made an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box, where he spoke about how the recent decline in tech stocks may be having an impact on retail traders. He appeared on Bloomberg Business of Sports podcast (segment starts at 8:08 mark), where he offered insight on topics such as NCAA decision-making and NIL (name, image, likeness). He also wrote a piece for Sportico, titled Time to Scrap the NCAA and Bring Healthy Competition to College Sports, and was recently featured in The Athletic.

In late April, Moglia was a keynote speaker at LEAD1 Association’s 2022 Collegiate Sports Summit in Dallas, where he spoke about the college sports landscape. The organization represents the athletics directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision, which encompasses 42 states, 55,000 student-athletes, and more than 25,000 athletic administrators.

He also is a regular contributor for Forbes.

Moglia’s impressive background spans business and athletics. In 1984, he was one of 26 people (25 MBAs and one football coach) who entered the MBA training program at Merrill Lynch. By 1988, he was the number one producer in the world.

Moglia became CEO of TD Ameritrade in 2001, and when he stepped down in 2008, shareholders had enjoyed a 500% return. In 2009, he became chairman and stepped down in 2020 when TD Ameritrade was acquired by Charles Schwab. At close, the combined company was worth $100 billion with client assets of $7 trillion. When Moglia arrived, those numbers were $700 million and $24 billion.

Moglia was a football coach for 25 years, but it wasn’t a traditional 25 years. He began his career coaching football for 16 years, moved to the business world for 24 years, and returned to coaching in 2009.

In 2012, Moglia became the head football coach at Coastal Carolina University. His teams went to the national playoffs in each of his first five years and were conference champion four times. His overall record was 56-22 for a .718 winning percentage. During his last 11 years of college coaching, Moglia was a part of eight championship teams. He received multiple coach of the year honors, including the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award, was the recipient of the Vince Lombardi Award, and was inducted into the Lombardi Hall of Fame. He was also selected to the Big South Conference All Decade Team. Based on the program’s success at the FCS level, CCU was invited to move up to the FBS.

Moglia has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Sharp Trophy for Leadership. He has been honored by the National Italian American Foundation, UNICO, the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the Irish Arts Center, the American Institute for Stuttering, and the Stuttering Association for the Young.

He has been inducted into nine halls of fame, is a member of the National Economics Honor Society, and is the recipient of three honorary doctorates. Moglia has already had a book written about his life, and he is the only author to have written books on both investing and football. He is now writing a book on leadership.

Moglia earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fordham University and a master’s in education from the University of Delaware. He was recently inducted into Fordham’s Hall of Honor.