Western Carolina Catamounts football

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.

Western Carolina Catamounts football
2020 Western Carolina Catamounts football team
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First season1931
Athletic directorCurrently Vacant
Head coachMark Speir
8th 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 record307–435–23 (.416)
Bowl record0–1–0 (.000)
Playoff appearances1
Playoff record3–1
RivalriesEast Tennessee State
ColorsPurple and Gold[1]
Fight songFight On You Catamounts
Marching bandWestern Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band



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

Conference membershipsEdit

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

Notable former playersEdit

Notable alumni include:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Western Carolina University Athletic Guidelines (PDF). October 1, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Catamount Grid, Cage Schedules Are Announced". Asheville Citizen-Times. Asheville, North Carolina. June 26, 1934. Retrieved March 26, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "SMOKY MOUNTAIN". The Palm Beach Post. AP. November 30, 1936. Retrieved March 26, 2017 – via newspapers.com.

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