|Title||Head coach (football)|
|Born||March 9, 1958|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1983||William Penn (OL)|
|1985–1988||St. Cloud State (OC/S&C)|
|1989–1996||Wayne State (NE)|
|1997–2003||Fresno State (AHC/OL)|
|2012–2016||Liberty (assoc. HC / OL)|
|Track and field|
|Head coaching record|
Dennis Wagner (born March 9, 1958)is an American football coach. He is the head football coach at Briar Cliff University. Wagner served as the head football at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska from 1989 to 1996 and at Western Carolina University from 2008 to 2011. He took over as the twelfth head coach of the Western Carolina Catamounts football program on December 31, 2007 and resigned on November 13, 2011.
Wagner begin his collegiate playing days in 1976 at Drake University, then transferred to Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa, where he became a JUCO All-American and team captain. Wagner completed his playing career at the University of Utah, and was selected team captain his senior season. He earned All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) honors and an honorable-mention All-America honor as an offensive guard.
|Wayne State Wildcats (Central States Intercollegiate Conference)(1989)|
|Wayne State Wildcats (NCAA Division II independent)(1990–1996)|
|Western Carolina Catamounts (Southern Conference)(2008–2011)|
|Briar Cliff Chargers (Great Plains Athletic Conference)(2017–present)|
Western Carolina University (WCU) is a public university in Cullowhee, North Carolina. It is part of the University of North Carolina system.
David Patten is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Albany Firebirds as a street free agent in 1996. He played college football at Western Carolina.
Bob Waters Field at E. J. Whitmire Stadium is a 13,742-seat football stadium in Cullowhee, North Carolina. It opened in 1974 and is home to the Western Carolina University Catamounts football team. The field itself is named Bob Waters Field. The football facility is located on the south end of the WCU campus and is bordered by Cullowhee Creek on the west side; Jordan-Phillips Field House and WCU Weight Room on its north end, and the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center on the south end.
Larry Hunter was an American former college basketball coach. He served as the head basketball coach at Wittenberg University from 1976 to 1989, Ohio University from 1989 to 2001, and Western Carolina University from 2005 to 2018, compiling a career college basketball coaching record of 702–453. As head coach of the Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team from 1989 to 2001, he had a record of 204–148. His Bobcats teams made one NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament appearance in 1994, an NIT appearance in 1995, and won the Preseason NIT in 1994. Despite his winning record and being second on Ohios' all-time wins list with only two losing seasons, he was fired in 2001. Hunter also played at Ohio University from 1970 to 1971.
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The Battle for the Old Mountain Jug was the name given to the Western Carolina - Appalachian State rivalry. It is an American college football rivalry game between Western Carolina University and Appalachian State University. The rivalry became dormant when Appalachian State left the Southern Conference and moved to the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2014.
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The Pride of the Mountains is the marching band of Western Carolina University. The band performs pre-game, halftime, and post-game shows at all Catamount Football home games and provides exhibition performances throughout the Carolinas. Unlike most college marching bands, the Pride of the Mountains designs, creates, and performs one perfected halftime show other than doing different performances every week.
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Terry Boyd is an American former basketball player. He played for Western Carolina University from 1990–91 to 1991–92 and was the Southern Conference co-Player of the Year as a senior. That year, he led the Catamounts in scoring 22.8 points per game) and rebounding. Boyd was also a two-time All-SoCon Tournament Team in 1991 and 1992. Prior to Western Carolina, Boyd spent two seasons playing at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley, Alabama. Through 2012–13, Boyd still holds the Western Carolina record for three-pointers made per game in a season (3.35). His 23.32 points per game career average is third all-time in school history.
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The 2010 Western Carolina Catamounts team represented Western Carolina University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Catamounts were led by third year head coach Dennis Wagner and played their home games at Bob Waters Field at E. J. Whitmire Stadium. They are a member of the Southern Conference. They finished the season 2-9, 1-7 in SoCon play to finish tied for last place.
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