Joe Moglia is the current Chairman of the Board at TD Ameritrade and the head football coach and Chair of Athletics at Coastal Carolina University.
In the business world, in 1984, Moglia entered the MBA Training Program at Merrill Lynch where there were 25 MBAs and one football coach. By 1988, he was Merrill Lynch’s Number One Producer in the World.
He ultimately had responsibility for Global Fixed Income Institutional Sales, the Municipal Division, Investment Products, the Insurance Company, the 401(k) Business, and Middle Market Business, and he served on the Executive Committee for both the Institutional and Private Client Businesses.
He became the CEO of TD Ameritrade in 2001. Over the next seven years, shareholders enjoyed a 500% return as the firm grew its market cap from $700 million to $10 billion, and client assets reached $280 billion. In 2008, after the firm had its sixth record year in a row, Moglia stepped down as CEO and became Chairman of the Board.
In his last nine seasons of coaching college football, Moglia has been part of seven championship teams. In his first four seasons at Coastal, he led his team to the National Playoffs four times and three conference championships while being named Conference Coach of the Year twice, as well as AFCA Regional Coach of the Year in 2014 and winner of the prestigious Eddie Robinson Award for National Coach of the Year in 2015.
This season will be Moglia’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 his first stint as a coach, he won two Ivy League Championships as the Defensive Coordinator at Dartmouth, led units that set defense and kicking records at Lafayette, and turned two high school programs around. Before going to Coastal, he was Executive Advisor for Football at Nebraska where he was part of two Holiday Bowls and two Big 12 North Championships. In 2011 he was Head Coach of the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League.
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 been inducted into four Halls of Fame, is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates and is also the only author to have written books published on both investing and football.