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On Thursday even, Coastal Carolina announced via press release that head coach Joe Moglia will miss the entire 2017 season in order to deal with an allergy issue that is affecting his lungs.

From Moglia’s statement:

For three years now, I have had a bronchial asthmatic reaction to allergies, which causes inflammation around my lungs. The inflammation restricts the lungs, which could create a serious breathing problem.

I want to be clear: I do not have a disease and I am in no danger, but I do need to get this addressed.

Dr. David DeCenzo, the president of CCU, has offered me a medical sabbatical for the next five months, which I’m going to take.

Moglia, 68, has been the Coastal Carolina head coach for the past five seasons, and he has led the Chanticleers to a 51-15 record in that time span. The timing here is extremely unfortunate for Moglia, as 2017 will be Coastal Carolina’s first season competing in FBS as they jump to the Sun Belt Conference from the FCS ranks.

We wish Moglia the best in recovery from this health issue.

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