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Coastal Carolina Coach Joe Moglia To Miss 2017 Season On Medical Sabbatical

Moglia won't be on the sidelines when his team makes its FBS debut.

Coastal Carolina won't have its head coach when it begins its first season in FBS play this fall.

The 68-year-old Moglia will miss the entire 2017 season while undergoing a medical sabbatical.

Fortunately, Moglia is dealing with an allergic reaction, and not a serious disease.

Here is Moglia's statement, released today by the Coastal Carolina athletic department:

For three years now, I have had a bronchial asthmatic reaction to allergies, which causes inflammation around my lungs. The inflammation restricts the lungs, which could create a serious breathing problem.

I want to be clear: I do not have a disease and I am in no danger, but I do need to get this addressed.

Dr. David DeCenzo, the president of CCU, has offered me a medical sabbatical for the next five months, which I'm going to take.

The doctors and I are confident that this will take care of the problem, and I will be 100% ready to go by the end of the season.

A successful former Wall Street executive who returned to coaching in 2009 after a 25-year hiatus, Moglia has been the head coach of Coastal Carolina since 2012.

He has led the Chanticleers to a 51-15 overall record and four FCS playoff appearances in five seasons.