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Coastal Carolina is an Awesome Sports Story with an Awesome Sports Logo

July 3, 2016

Coastal Carolina is having an amazing sports year. Nope, it’s not a misprint. I didn’t say North Carolina, or South Carolina, its Coastal Carolina.

The Chanticleer’s captured their first Division One NCAA title in any sport by winning the 3rd and deciding game over Arizona in the College World Series 4-3. While it wasn’t officially their title, alumnus Dustin Johnson also just won the 2016 US Open at Oakmont Country Club.

Many of you are about to Google Coastal Carolina to find out where it is followed by, “What the heck is a Chanticleer?” You’ve come to the right place. If there is a logo out there, we’ll give you the full story.


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Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway South Carolina. Conway is only about eight miles away from Myrtle Beach. The University has an enrollment just over ten thousand.

Now on to their mascot the Chanticleer which is certainly a unique sports logo name. Here is the explanation of the logo from

Chanticleer comes from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. More specifically, he comes from the Nun’s Priest Tale, a story within Canterbury Tales. The Chanticleer is a proud and fierce rooster who dominates the barnyard. For the best description of Chanticleer, we turn to Chaucer’s words. “For crowing there was not his equal in all the land. His voice was merrier than the merry organ that plays in church, and his crowing from his resting place was more trustworthy than a clock. His comb was redder than fine coral and turreted like a castle wall, his bill was black and shone like a jet, and his legs and toes were like azure. His nails were whiter than the lily and his feathers were like burnished gold.” With all of his splendor and great looks, Chanticleer is also greatly feared and mightily respected by all.

Now that’s an awesome back story. goes on to tell us that the name was developed in the 1960’s by an English professor and his students. Coastal Carolina was affiliated with the University of South Carolina at the time so they wanted something similar to the famous Gamecock. They kept it in the family and that’s the backstory of the sports logo that is in all kinds of headlines for all of the right reasons!

I love this logo. I think they did a great job making it look like a mean fighting rooster as well as using a lot of teal and blue in the logo. To me that’s a perfect fit with a school that offers majors in Marine Science.

 Congrats Coastal Carolina and Chanticleer Fans!!  You are National Champions and we couldn’t be more stoked for you.

At Awesome Sports Logos, we have our own fighting rooster and it happens to be our best-selling t-shirt as well. Cocksville is actually our only made up city but the Cocksville Blockers is such a great name, we couldn’t resist. This fighting rooster will try everything to get in your way. Maybe picking up one of our super soft Cocksville Blockers t-shirts will be a subtle message to your friends to politely step aside.  If you really want a discount on this t-shirt and more, just click on our T-shirt of the Month tab.  Free shipping plus discounts on all of our shirts. Now that’s awesome!

As always, thanks for reading!

Gavin Spittle

Founder, Logo Lover, T-shirt Fanatic

Awesome Sports Logos

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