The CCU football team made history this past fall with its playoff run and now the CCU basketball team has earned a trip to the Big Dance, its first appearance since 1993. The baseball team has been a NCAA power for years and with a new baseball facility under construction that program has the potential to become even more successful.
It's impressive to see what Coastal Carolina has accomplished in an arguably smaller college environment with limited resources and limited funding compared to the major programs in the NCAA. The leadership and student athletes deserve credit for the accomplishments… but it's not only success in sport, Coastal is also experiencing academic success. In fact, just visit the Coastal campus and you'll quickly realize the school is experiencing a renaissance.
CCU's recent sports success was also impacted by the leadership of Athletic Director Hunter Yuracheck. And although Yuracheck is headed to the University of Houston, many changes that took place during his tenure will impact the success and growth of the department for years to come.
Congratulations Coach Ellis and the Coastal Carolina basketball team. We wish you good luck and much success in the tournament.