Western Carolina Catamounts football

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Western Carolina Catamounts football
2014 Western Carolina Catamounts football team
WCU Athletic Logo.jpg
First season 1931
Athletic director Randy Eaton
Head coach Mark Speir
3rd year, 10–24 (.294)
Home stadium E. J. Whitmire Stadium
Field Bob Waters Field
Stadium capacity 13,742
Location Cullowhee, North Carolina
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Southern Conference
All-time record 306–433–23 (.417)
Postseason bowl record 0–1–0 (.000)
Playoff appearances 1
Playoff record 3-1
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Colors

Purple and Gold

          
Fight song Fight On You Catamounts
Mascot Paws
Marching band Western Carolina University Pride of the Mountains Marching Band
Website catamountsports.com

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.

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:[citation needed]

Year-by-year results[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
C. C. Poindexter (Independent) (1931–1932)
C. C. Poindexter (North State Conference) (1933–1934)
Ralph James (North State Conference) (1935–1938)
James Whatley (North State Conference) (1939–1941)
No team (Due to World War II) (1942–1944)
Marion McDonald (North State Conference) (1945)
1945 Marion McDonald 1–3
Marion McDonald: 1–3
Tom Young (North State Conference) (1946–1955)
1946 Tom Young 6–3–1
1947 Tom Young 3–5–1
1948 Tom Young 7–3
1949 Tom Young 8–3 L Smoky Mountain
1950 Tom Young 3–6
1951 Tom Young 3–6
1952 Tom Young 2–8
1953 Tom Young 1–9
1954 Tom Young 4–5–1
1955 Tom Young 1–8–1
Tom Young: 38–56–4
Dan Robinson (North State Conference) (1956–1968)
Dan Robinson (Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1961–1967)
Dan Robinson (Independent) (1968)
Bob Waters (Independent) (1968–1976)
Bob Waters (Southern Conference) (1977–1988)
Dale Strahm (Southern Conference) (1989)
1989 Dale Strahm 3–7–1 1–4–1 T–6th
Dale Strahm: 3–7–1 1–4–1
Steve Hodgin (Southern Conference) (1990–1996)
1990 Steve Hodgin 3–8 2–5 6th
1991 Steve Hodgin 2–9 2–5 T–6th
1992 Steve Hodgin 7–4 5–2 T–2nd
1993 Steve Hodgin 6–5 5–3 3rd
1994 Steve Hodgin 6–5 5–3 T–3rd
1995 Steve Hodgin 3–7 2–6 T–7th
1996 Steve Hodgin 4–7 1–7 9th
Steve Hodgin: 31–45 22–31
Bill Bleil (Southern Conference) (1997–2001)
1997 Bill Bleil 3–8 3–5 7th
1998 Bill Bleil 6–5 5–3 3rd
1999 Bill Bleil 3–8 2–6 7th
2000 Bill Bleil 4–7 3–5 7th
2001 Bill Bleil 7–4 5–3 4th
Bill Bleil: 23–32 18–22
Kent Briggs (Southern Conference) (2002–2007)
2002 Kent Briggs 5–6 3–5 T–5th
2003 Kent Briggs 5–7 3–5 T–6th
2004 Kent Briggs 4–7 2–5 T–5th
2005 Kent Briggs 5–4 4–3 4th
2006 Kent Briggs 2–9 0–7 8th
2007 Kent Briggs 1–10 0–7 8th
Kent Briggs: 22–43 12–32
Dennis Wagner (Southern Conference) (2008–2011)
2008 Dennis Wagner 3–9 1–7 8th
2009 Dennis Wagner 2–9 1–7 9th
2010 Dennis Wagner 2–9 1–7 T–8th
2011 Dennis Wagner 1–9 0–7 9th
Dennis Wagner: 8–36 3–28
Mark Rhea (Southern Conference) (2011)
2011 Mark Rhea 0–1 0–1 9th
Mark Rhea: 0–1 0–1
Mark Speir (Southern Conference) (2012–present)
2012 Mark Speir 1–10 0–8 9th
2013 Mark Speir 2–10 1–7 T-8th
2014 Mark Speir 7-5 5-2 T-2nd
Mark Speir: 10–25 6–17
Total:
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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