Western Carolina Catamounts basketball

Western Carolina Catamounts basketball history

Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, aka The Lair
Southern Conference (SoCon)

Current head coach: Justin Gray (2021-)

  • Assoc. HC: Jayson Gee (2021-)
  • Asst: Ryne Lightfoot (2022-)
  • Asst: Zack Freesman (2021-)
  • DBO: Molly Bachand (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1996)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NIT Overall Record:  17-11
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2016)
  • CBI Overall Record:  0-1
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2010)
  • CIT Overall Record:  0-1
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1955)
  • NAIA Tournament Overall Record:  0-1

Conference Titles (SoCon):

Award Winners:




Western Carolina head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Justin Gray 2021-Pres 11-21 0 0 0
Mark Prosser 2018-21 37-53 0 0 0
Larry Hunter 2005-18 193-229 2 0 0
Steve Shurina 2000-05 48-97 0 0 0
Phil Hopkins 1995-2000 65-76 1 1 0
Benny Dees 1993-95 26-30 0 0 0
Greg Blatt 1989-93 38-73 0 0 0
Dave Possinger 1988-89 12-16 0 0 0
Herb Krusen 1987-88 8-19 0 0 0
Steve Cottrell 1977-87 145-133 0 0 0
Fred Conley 1975-77 31-32 0 0 0
Jim Hartbarger 1969-75 86-73 0 0 0
Jim Gudger 1950-69 311-222 0 1^ 0
Tuck McConnell 1947-50 37-43 0 0 0
Marion McDonald 1945-47 28-22 0 0 0
Ralph Seals 1944-45 8-8 0 0 0
Pete McDonald 1942-44 19-11 0 0 0
James Whatley 1938-42 33-18 0 0 0
Ralph James 1935-38 47-39
C.C. Poindexter 1931-35 50-30
Pete Plemmons 1928-31 35-22

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions

^ These appearances were in the NAIA Tournament

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA.