Charleston Southern has tabbed former Bucs assistant Jamey Chadwell as their new head football coach following the retirement of former coach Jay Mills. Chadwell served under Mills for five seasons from 2004-2008.
Chadwell spent last season as the head man at Delta State, posting a 3-7 record in his only year at the helm, and was the head coach at North Greenville from 2008-2011 and led the Crusaders to a 22-14 record during his time there.
“(CSU) is a place I care about deeply,” Chadwell explained. ”I have a passion for this school and its mission, as well as the people at CSU. This job is something I have been working toward since I left. I have always wanted to come back here and lead this program. Charleston Southern is a special place, Charleston is a great city, my wife and I got married here, and we are going to make this community and this university proud of this program.”
Chadwell is the third head coach in Charleston Southern history and takes over a team that went 5-6 this past season after going winless the year before. During his time as an assistant with the Bucs, CSU enjoyed the most successful stretch in program history, accounting for three of the programs four winning seasons, and a 14-game winning streak from 2005-2006.
To listen to Jamey Chadwell’s introductory press conference, click on the link below.
AUDIO: CSU head coach Jamey Chadwell [6:13]