COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jamey Chadwell hopes the lights stay on at Charleston Southern for quite some time.
Chadwell roused the long-dormant Buccaneers to a 10-3 mark in his debut coaching season, its first winning campaign in four years. Charleston Southern had the Football Championship Subdivision's longest losing streak at 15 straight games between the end of the 2010 and middle of the 2012 seasons.
But Chadwell it was a matter of giving his players some pride in what they could do. The former North Greenville coach brought in an option-based offense that the Buccaneers used with some success, upsetting two Southern Conference teams in Citadel and Appalachian State before handing Big South champion Coastal Carolina its lone league loss of last season.
Now, the team will open under its newly installed lighting system.