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Why Is Coastal Carolina Called The Chanticleers?


Why Is Coastal Carolina Called The Chanticleers?

The Chanticleer is derived from Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, specifically “The Nun’s Priest Tale.” In the early 1960s, Coastal’s athletic teams were known as the Trojans until a group of Coastal students and their English professor-basketball coach Cal F. Maddox brought up the idea of a new mascot.

The Chanticleer is a proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard

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