Coastal Carolina enters its first transition year into the Sun Belt Conference.

And, they'll have to do it without their head coach.

Chanticleer's head man Joe Moglia issued a press release saying he is taking a five month medical sabbatical to deal with a health issue.

Moglia will undergo treatment for a "bronchial asthmatic reaction to allergies" which causes breathing problems.  He stressed he does not have a disease and is in no danger.  He missed Sun Belt media days after undergoing a procedure.

Assistant coach Jamey Chadwell has been named interim head coach.