|School Name:||Coastal Carolina University|
|Location:||Conway, South Carolina|
|Head coach:||Cliff Ellis|
Coastal Carolina University (CCU) is an independent, state-supported university in Conway, South Carolina, located eight miles (13 km) west of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The main campus is made up of 41 buildings, situated on 272 acres. This includes the Coastal Science Center and the Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies located on the new "East Campus," developed in the Atlantic Industrial Center to accommodate the University's rapid growth. The university also owns Waties Island, a 1,062 acre barrier island that serves as a natural laboratory. CCU is one of 30 U.S. sea grant colleges that are a part of the National Sea Grant College Program.
Coastal Carolina's athletic programs compete in NCAA Division I as a member of the Sun Belt Conference; Coastal became a full member of that league in 2016, but did not join in football until 2017. In athletic competition, the mascot is the Chanticleer. A Chanticleer is the feisty rooster named in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and is a derivative of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. The colors of the University's athletic programs are teal and bronze.