Joe Moglia is the Coastal Carolina head coach/executive director for football and Chair of the Coastal Carolina athletic division, serving as the leader for Chanticleer athletics.
Moglia, who had his 26th year as a coach in the 2016 season, is also Chairman of the Board for TD Ameritrade, a position he has held since 2008.
Moglia was a national coach of the year finalists in each of his first three seasons — finishing runner-up in 2014, before winning the Eddie Robinson FCS National Coach of the Year in his fourth year (2015). He was also the Big South Coach of the Year twice (2012 and 2014) and the American Football Coaches Association Region 2 Coach of the Year once (2014). Most recently, he was inducted into and received the Vince Lombardi Hall of Fame Award for his career.
He is the real-life inspiration for the Monty Burke book, “4th & Goal: One Man’s Quest to Recapture His Dream,” and garnered national media attention by the likes of Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, FoxSports.com, ESPN Gameday, ESPN.com Grantland Series, Associated Press, 60 Minutes Sports (Showtime), The Sports Network, Yahoo.com, Yahoo!Sports.com, Esquire, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and CNNRadio.com to name a few.
In 2015, Coastal won its first eight games and was ranked #1 in the nation for eight consecutive weeks. The Chants once again earned a berth to the NCAA postseason and hosted a first round contest. For this and his many contributions, Moglia was won the 2015 Eddie Robinson Award as the nation’s top FCS coach and was selected the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame’s Humanitarian of the Year.
While Moglia is like most coaches in putting a true emphasis on the three phases of the game – offense, defense and special teams, his outside-the-box thinking on how to achieve this goal with his staff is visionary.
On that level, his one team rule “Be A Man” — better known as “BAM” — where he simply asks student-athletes to “stand on their own two feet and take responsibility — both good and bad — for their actions.”
Moglia has been inducted into two high school halls of fame and the Omaha Business Hall of Fame while receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Columbus Citizens Foundation Leadership Award, National Italian American Foundation Special Achievement Award in Business, American Institute for Stuttering Lifetime Achievement Award and National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame’s Man of the Year.
Moglia is the only person to publish books on both football and investing, including “The Key to Winning Football: The Perimeter Attack Offense” (1981) and “Coach Yourself to Financial Success: Winning the Investment Game” (2005), while contributing to numerous national football coaching journals. He has also been a keynote speaker at the 2011 American Football Coaches Association (“It’s About Being a Leader”) and 2010 National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (“Leadership in a 24/7 Stress Filled Environment”).
Moglia served as TD Ameritrade’s Chief Executive Officer for seven years (2001-08). Under his leadership, the company had a 500 percent return on investment, and the firm’s market cap increased from $700 million to $10 billion. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Moglia spent 17 years working with Merrill Lynch (1984-2001).
Before entering the business world, Moglia was a football coach for 16 years. He won two Ivy League championships as defensive coordinator at Dartmouth (1982-83), set defensive and special teams records at Lafayette (1978-80) and turned around two high school programs.
He has served on the board of several not-for-profit and educational organizations, including STRATCOM Consultation Committee, Creighton University, Fordham Preparatory School, National Italian American Foundation, Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Boy Scouts of America.
Moglia graduated from Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1971, earning Dean’s List recognition and acceptance into Omicron Delta Epsilon (National Economic Honor Society). He went on to receive his Master of Science degree in education from the University of Delaware in 1974 and holds honorary doctorate degrees from Fordham University (Humane Letters), Bellevue University (Commerce) and Bentley University (Commercial Science).