Conway, SC – Coastal Carolina will open the Joe Moglia era by hosting North Carolina A&T and has four other home games as part of a 2012 football schedule announced on Wednesday.
Moglia was hired in December as the second head coach in Chanticleers history.
Coastal will host North Carolina A&T in its season opener Sept. 1. Also coming to Brooks Stadium are Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 15) and Big South Conference opponents Stony Brook (Oct. 13), Liberty (Oct. 27) and Charleston Southern (Nov. 17).
Coastal's non-conference road games are particularly tough: Furman (Sept. 8), FBS member Toledo and Appalachian State (Sept. 29).
Within the Big South, the Chanticleers will go to VMI (Oct. 20), Gardner-Webb (Nov. 3) and Presbyterian (Nov. 10).
Coastal finished 7-4 last season and will return All-Big South performers in linebacker Andrae Jacobs, wide receiver Matt Hazel, offensive tackle Jamey Cheatwood, defensive end Chris Thomas and punt returner Niccolo Mastromatteo.
2012 COASTAL CAROLINA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 1, North Carolina A&T, Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C.
Sept. 8, at Furman, Greenville, S.C.
Sept. 15, Eastern Kentucky, Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C.
Sept. 22, at Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Sept. 29, at Appalachian State, Boone, N.C.
Oct. 13, Stony Brook*, Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C.
Oct. 20, at VMI*, Lexington, Va.
Oct. 27, Liberty* (Homecoming), Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C.
Nov. 3, at Gardner-Webb*, Boiling Springs, N.C.
Nov. 10, at Presbyterian*, Clinton, S.C.
Nov. 17, Charleston Southern*, Brooks Stadium, Conway, S.C.
* - Big South Conference game