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Coastal Carolina University Athletics and Van Wagner Announce Multimedia Rights Partnership

Jul 22nd 2021

NEW YORK (July 22, 2021) - Van Wagner and the Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics announced a long-term partnership naming Van Wagner as the Chanticleers’ exclusive multimedia rights partner and sales agent for the department’s corporate sponsorship program.

“We are excited about joining forces with Van Wagner. With the significant success our athletics program the climate was right to pursue a rights holder, a first for CCU Athletics, and Van Wagner stepped to the plate with a strong plan and strategy for expanding and growing our corporate sponsorship program. We look forward to welcoming their team into Teal Nation,” said Matt Hogue, CCU’s vice president for intercollegiate athletics.

Van Wagner will launch a local team dedicated to represent CCU in the marketplace with a commitment to enhancing the in-venue experience for sponsors, business partners and a growing and dedicated fan base. In collaboration with CCU Athletics, Van Wagner will handle the integration of corporate sponsorship across multimedia assets including prominent venue signage, broadcast rights and digital and social media outlets.

“We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Coastal Carolina University Athletics,” said Mike Palisi, Executive Vice President of Van Wagner. “The growth of the University and unprecedented success of the athletics program is a tribute to the University’s leadership; Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics and University Recreation, Matt Hogue and his team; and clearly the coaches, staff, alumni, donors and fans of the program. From the nationally ranked football team to the 2016 College World Series Championship baseball program, the Chanticleers have caught the attention of college fans across the nation and we look forward to delivering their story and platform to Corporate America.”

Coastal Carolina University is a member of the Sun Belt Conference, also a Van Wagner partner, along with fellow Conference member institution Georgia State University. In 2020, Coastal Carolina football ranked No. 14 nationally in the final top 25 polls of the season, a Sun Belt record.

Since 2014, Van Wagner has become a leader in college sports marketing and was developed to represent the sponsorship or multimedia rights for multiple schools and athletic conferences, including the America East Conference, Big South Conference, Big West Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Southland Conference, Sun Belt Conference, Western Athletic Conference, and the West Coast Conference, as well as Arizona State National Sales, Canisius College, East Tennessee State University, Furman University, Florida International University, Georgia State University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Loyola University Maryland, Loyola Marymount University, Miami University, Niagara University, Pepperdine University, Samford University, University of San Francisco National Sales, Rider University, Siena College, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Peter’s University, Sam Houston State University, Santa Clara University, Southern Utah University, Stony Brook University, The University of Texas at El Paso, Towson University, Valparaiso University and The College of William & Mary.

ABOUT COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

Coastal Carolina University is a public liberal arts institution located in Conway, S.C., just minutes away from the Myrtle Beach resort area. The University offers 95 major fields of study as well as 27 master's degree programs, two educational specialist degrees, and two Ph.D. programs – marine science and education. More than 10,000 students from across the country and the world interact with a world-class faculty at CCU, which offers a nationally competitive NCAA Division I athletic program, 23 club sports, an inspiring cultural calendar, and a tradition of community interaction with more than 180 student clubs and organizations.

ABOUT VAN WAGNER

Van Wagner is a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC that creates, advises, and sells on behalf of world-class teams, leagues, brands, properties, and colleges. An innovator in the sports and media business, Van Wagner is a global leader in high-impact broadcast visible signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, and the highest levels of international soccer, sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, college multi-media rights, and in-venue content production at the world’s biggest sporting events. www.vanwagner.com

Media Contacts:

Van Wagner: Mike Palisi – mpalisi@vanwagner.com or (212) 699-8627

Coastal Carolina University: Kevin Davis – kdavis6@coastal.edu or (843) 349-2822