COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Calm, analytical and without emotion - Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia called on that process to make scores of successful decisions as CEO of TD Ameritrade. So with Moglia facing potentially serious respiratory problems, he relied on his business past to temporarily walk away from the Chanticleers first season in the FBS Sun Belt Conference.
"It's the way I approach things," Moglia told The Associated Press by phone. "So I felt this was no different than anything else."
Moglia, who turned 69 earlier this month, needed surgery on his trachea last summer to combat a worsening problem with his lungs - "I had mold growing inside my body," Moglia said - and his doctors asserted putting off the operation while handling the rigors of fulltime coaching at the game's highest level would be potentially dangerous.