Chadwell Named a 2018 Broyles Award Nominee

Little Rock, Ark. - Coastal Carolina associate head coach Jamey Chadwell was named a 2018 Broyles Award nominee, the Frank & Barbara Broyles Foundation announced on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The award honors college football's top assistant coaches.

A two-time FCS National Coach of the Year finalist and three-time Big South Coach of the Year, Chadwell is in his second season at Coastal Carolina this year.

Serving as the associate head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, the Chants' offense ranks third in the Sun Belt and 19th nationally in rushing yards per game (231.7), and sixth in the league in both total offensive yards (408.9 per game) and points (28.8 per game).

Coastal Carolina's offense has been superb in the red zone this season, as the Chants have scored on 26-of-30 (86.7 percent) possessions inside the opponent's 20-yard line, which ranks third in the Sun Belt and 45th nationally. CCU also ranks first in the Sun Belt and eighth nationally in fourth-down conversions at 8-of-11 (72.7 percent) on the season.

The offense has recorded 197 first downs this season, which ranks second in the Sun Belt and 50th nationally, and leads the Sun Belt and ranks eighth nationally in time of possession at 33:47 minutes per game.

CCU's quarterbacks have been on point this season in terms of efficiency, completions and taking care of the ball. The group ranks second in the Sun Belt and 12th nationally in team passing efficiency with a mark of 159.25, and ranks third in the Sun Belt and 28th nationally in interceptions thrown with just five picks on the season. They are also second in the conference overall and rank 25th in all of FBS nationally with a 65.0 pass completion percentage on the season.

In his first season at CCU last year, he was elevated to interim head coach in late July due to head coach Joe Moglia taking a medical sabbatical.

The 53 nominees in this year's class were selected from approximately 1,500 assistant coaches representing 130 NCAA Division 1 programs across the country. The Broyles Award selection process includes the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), a college football hall-of-fame selection committee and current college head coaches.

A 19-member selection committee of distinguished former head coaches, along with a committee representing the FWAA will select 15 semifinalists and five finalists from the list of nominees and an overall winner. Those finalists will be invited to travel to Little Rock, Ark. where the 2018 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the Marriott Hotel.

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