Sunday, March 13, 2016

Moglia Honored

Former Dartmouth assistant coach Joe Moglia – who has gone 41-13 in four seasons at Coastal Carolina after stepping down as CEO of TD Ameritrade – has been named winner of the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame's Humanitarian of the Year Award for his contributions both on and off the field.

From a MyrtleBeachOnline report:
“Coach Moglia has been very successful on the field and in the board room, but it is what he has done for Coastal Carolina, his players and his community that makes him eligible for this award,” according to a prepared statement from the SCFHOF. “... Not only has he helped with upgrading the facilities at Coastal Carolina, he has incorporated some of his business acumen in the way he interacts with players.
“Coach Moglia has a saying, ‘BAM’ or ‘Be A Man.’ This message includes weekly meetings to help prepare his players for life after football, which coincides with the mission of the SCFHOF. What better person to help a student-athlete make that very important transition from athletics to business than one who has been as successful at it as Coach Moglia?”
More from the Myrtle Beach report . . .
In his first four seasons at the school, the Chanticleers have qualified for postseason play four times and won three Big South titles. Moglia has also been named Big South Coach of the Year twice, along with receiving the Eddie Robninson Award for National Coach of the Year this past season.
Find a release about Moglia winning the Robinson Award, "as the outstanding coach in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), administered by FCS Awards," HERE.

Moglia was a defensive assistant at Dartmouth from 1981-83 before leaving football for the world of finance.