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CCU football coach Moglia featured in Forbes podcast

June 20, 2017
CCU Head Football Coach Joe Moglia

Coastal Carolina University’s head football coach is featured today in a Forbes magazine podcast titled “From Boardroom to Locker Room, How Joe Moglia Shocked Wall Street and College Football.” The widely heard podcast tells the story of how the chairman of TD Ameritrade, a wealthy, publicly traded company, also became the leader of a Division I college football program.

Moglia joined the Forbes interview podcast to talk about leadership, fostering talent and taking risks. He shares his remarkable story from football coach to Wall Street CEO and back and how the skillsets he learned as a coach helped him succeed on Wall Street. To listen to the podcast:

Moglia has led Coastal Carolina football since 2011, delivering an overall record of 51-15 and conference championships in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016*.

In February, Moglia was named 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 a member of five other Halls of Fame, including 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 also holds honorary doctorates from Fordham University (Humane Letters), Bellevue University (Commerce) and Bentley University (Commercial Science).

His motto for his team is BAM: Be A Man, which is about standing on your own two feet and taking responsibility for yourself and your actions. Last November, he took the entire team on a bus to a precinct to vote in the presidential election. This spring, Moglia took his football players to prison for lessons in empathy at Evans Correctional Institution in Bennettsville, S.C. The visit was part of a Defy Ventures outing. Defy is a nonprofit organization that teaches inmates how to become entrepreneurs once they are released. Moglia is on the advisory board of Defy.

*As determined by the CCU Football Transition Committee.