2016 NCCA Baseball National Champions the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
On Campus: The ever-growing campus of CCU in Conway is a far cry from its humble beginnings in borrowed classrooms of 1954. Today, nearly 11,000 students are enrolled.
What a home!: Brooks Stadium, named for the children of benefactor Bob Brooks of Hooters’ fame, seats 21,000 and is vastly larger than its predecessor.
Brooks (left) and former CCU President Ronald Ingle (right) at the 2003 dedication of Brooks Stadium.
Brooks Stadium in 2003 at the first football game in school history.
The CCU Chanticleer football conference championship-winning team poses with its trophy.
ESPN comes to town, highlighting the school’s football program and the community at large, to a national audience.
Left to right: Chauncey, Chris Johnson (former Exec. Dir of the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation), AD Matt Hogue, donors Stacy and Wyatt Henderson (former board of trustee’s member) and Dr. David DeCenzo.
Matt Hogue, VP of Intercollegiate Athletics, was named Athletics Director of the Year (20/21).
Former CCU President, David DeCenzo, enjoyed serving from 2007 to 2020 during an exciting period of growth for CCU’s athletics.
AD Matt Hogue (left) and CCU Pres DeCenzo (right) flank Jessica Alexander (center) at a 2019 women’s golfing Hall of Fame recognition.
A Long Road: After a grueling, 64-team playoff series, CCU coach Gary Gilmore led his team to a national championship in 2016, beating every NCAA college baseball opponent in tournament play in the U.S.
Women’s athletics share the glory at CCU, which supports and offers scholarships in 19 men’s and women’s NCAA collegiate sports.
Women’s Track & Field competitor Erica Peake in 2012.
CCU Women’s soccer’s Ashleigh Gunning, was named Big South Player of the Year in 2007.
The CCU Athletics Department has grown to include most all of the major NCAA sports over the school’s nearly 70-year history.
CCU 2021 Football schedule.
New CCU President Dr. Michael Benson (left) cheers the Chanticleers with AD Matt Hogue.