The vast majority of the children we serve grow up in low-income, underserved neighborhoods, and even without a stutter, they can feel defeated in life. With a stutter they may face a level of cruelty and bullying that literally silences them. Joe Moglia inspires and gives our kids strength and helps them envision a brighter future.
I am honored to be recognized by SAY and to help kids find acceptance and belief in themselves. To everyone that stutters, know that we want to hear your voice. You just need to make sure you have something to say.
Joe Moglia is the Head Football Coach & Chair of Athletics at Coastal Carolina University, and Chairman of the Board at TD Ameritrade. Most recently, he was inducted into and received the Vince Lombardi Hall of Fame Award for his career.
In his last 10 seasons of coaching college football, Joe has been part of 8 championship teams. In his first five seasons at Coastal, he led his team to the National Playoffs *five times and *four conference championships while being named Conference Coach of the Year twice, the AFCA Regional Coach of the Year, and winner of the Eddie Robinson Award for National Coach of the Year in 2015.
This season will be Joe’s 25th as a Football Coach, but it’s not a traditional 25 years. He began his career as a coach for 16 years, moved to the business world for over 20, and back to coaching in 2009.
In the business world, he was at Merrill Lynch for 17 years before becoming the CEO at TD Ameritrade in 2001.
By 2008 the firm had 6 record years in a row, grew its market cap from $700 million to $10 billion, and shareholders enjoyed a 500% financial return. Then, Joe stepped down as CEO and became Chairman of the Board.
Moglia has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Sharp Trophy for Leadership. He has been honored by the National Italian American Foundation, the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame, and the American Institute for Stuttering.
He has also been inducted into six Halls of Fame, is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates and is also the only author in the world to have written books published on both investing and football.
Stuttering is a part of who I am, but it didn't stop me from having two careers that I was passionate about. My challenge was to overcome my inability to communicate, and at some point there were a lot of people who wanted to hear what I had to say.