Western Carolina Catamounts Football
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Western Carolina Catamounts Football
Western Carolina Catamounts football
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First season1931
Athletic directorRandy Eaton
Head coachMark Speir
7th season, 29-51 (.363)
StadiumE. J. Whitmire Stadium
(Capacity: 13,742)
FieldBob Waters Field
LocationCullowhee, North Carolina
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceSouthern Conference
All-time record
Bowl record0–1–0 (.000)
Playoff appearances1
Playoff record3-1
ColorsPurple and Gold[1]
Fight songFight On You Catamounts
Marching bandWestern Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band

The Western Carolina Catamounts football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Western Carolina University located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Southern Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1931. The team plays its home games at the 13,742 seat Bob Waters Field at E. J. Whitmire Stadium. They are coached by Mark Speir.



  • 1973-1976: NCAA Division III
  • 1977: NCAA Division I
  • 1978-1981: NCAA Division I-A
  • 1982-present: NCAA Division I-AA

Conference memberships

daggerAlso members of the Smoky Mountain Conference starting in 1934.[2][3]

Notable former players

Notable alumni include:

See also


  1. ^ Western Carolina University Athletic Guidelines (PDF). October 1, 2014. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Catamount Grid, Cage Schedules Are Announced". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. June 26, 1934. Retrieved 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "SMOKY MOUNTAIN". The Palm Beach Post. AP. November 30, 1936. Retrieved 2017 – via newspapers.com.

External links

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