CONWAY – Coastal Carolina football coach Jamey Chadwell’s accomplishments continue to be rewarded.
Chadwell, who guided the Chanticleers to the program's first-ever bowl victory, has been elected to the American Football Coaches Association Board of Trustees, the AFCA announced on Jan. 10.
Chadwell, along with Penn State coach James Franklin, Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) coach Dana Dimel, Kennesaw State coach Brian Bohannon and Iowa Western Community College coach Scott Strohmeier were elected by members attending the 2022 AFCA Convention.
Chadwell will represent the Sun Belt Conference, Franklin will represent the Big Ten, Clawson will represent the ACC, Dimel will represent Conference USA, Bohannon will be an FCS representative, while Strohmeier will be an ex officio member of the board and represent junior college football.
The board formulates policy and provides direction for the AFCA, which was founded in 1922 by Amos Alonzo Stagg, John Heisman, and others.
This season, Chadwell led Coastal Carolina to an 11-2 record that included its 47-41 victory over Northern Illinois in the 2021 Tailgreeter Cure Bowl in Orlando.
In his third year as head coach at CCU in 2020, Chadwell led the Chants to the program’s first-ever Sun Belt Conference title, an 11-1 overall mark, including an 8-0 Sun Belt record, and the program’s first-ever FBS bowl game, which also happened to be the Cure Bowl.
The 2020 season marked Coastal Carolina’s first-ever undefeated regular season and the first time the Chanticleers were ranked in the AP Top 25 and the USA Today coaches poll. For his efforts, Chadwell received numerous national coach of the year accolades in 2020.
Chadwell has posted a record of 30-19 in his four seasons with the Chants. Before taking over at CCU in 2017 as the interim head coach while Joe Moglia was on medical leave and then permanently in 2019, he was a two-time FCS National Coach of the Year finalist and a three-time Big South Coach of the Year at Charleston Southern from 2013 to 2016. He was also the head coach at Delta State in 2012 and North Greenville from 2009 to 2010.
He has an overall career record of 90-54.