Anderson County’s Chadwell signs extension with Coastal Carolina
This season marked Coastal Carolina’s first-ever undefeated regular season
CONWAY, S.C. (WVLT) - Leading up to the most important game in Coastal Carolina’s young football history, the University announced it has extended its contract with head coach Jamey Chadwell through the 2027 season.
While the athletic department didn’t disclose Chadwell’s potential contract value, it says the new deal places him “atop the Sun Belt Conference and among the upper echelon of FBS”.
Recently named the 2020 Werner Ladder AFCA FBS Region 2 Coach of the Year and selected to the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year watch list earlier this season, Chadwell has led the Chants to an 11-0 overall mark thus far this year, including an 8-0 Sun Belt Conference record and CCU’s first appearance in the Sun Belt Conference Championship game.
This season marked Coastal Carolina’s first-ever undefeated regular season and the first time that the Chanticleers have been ranked in either the Associated Press Top 25 Poll or the Amway Coaches Poll presented by USA Today Sports.
Thus far in 2020, the Chanticleers have posted two wins over FBS top 25 nationally-ranked opponents, the first in program history, and has been ranked as high as No. 9 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and No. 12 in the Amway Coaches Poll.
Since taking over the reins of the program prior to the spring of 2019, Chadwell has led the Coastal Carolina program through the challenging transition to the FBS level, making strides each season culminating in this season’s 11-0 mark.
“I am thankful for our coaching staff, support staff, and our players for believing in our vision and trusting what we are building here at Coastal Carolina. My family and I love this University and community and are excited to be a part of Teal Nation for years to come,” Chadwell said upon the extension.
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