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Catamount Club

Board of Directors

Members of the Catamount Club Board of Directors serve as advisors and volunteers to WCU Athletics in an effort to increase financial support for our Catamount student-athletes.

The Catamount Club Board of Directors is made up of a President, Vice President and twenty-two board members who are all alumni or friends of Western Carolina University Athletics. There are three ex-officio members on the staff of WCU.

Current Members

Malea Habbal


Mrs. Malea Habbal, ‘07 (President) - Lake Wylie, S.C.

Malea Habbal


Mr. Jim Wood, '83 (Vice-President) - Clyde, N.C.



Drew Barefoot, Reidsville, N.C.

Dana Boyer


Ms. Dana Boyer, '16 - Sylva, N.C.



Mr. Dan Brooks, '76 - Sevierville, T.N.



Leslie Greer, '90 - Duluth, G.A

Cameron Cooper


Mr. Cameron Cooper, '06 - Cherokee, N.C.

Brian Davis


Mr. Brian Davis, '84 - Asheville, N.C.



Mr. Mark Benge - '86 from Clayton, NC

Jamie Friday


Mrs. Jaime Friday, '99 - Gastonia, N.C.

Jeff Gorch


Mr. Jeff Gorsuch, '77 - Mills River, N.C.



Mr. Dale Sims, '78 - Franklin, T.N.

Keith Haskett


Mr. Keith Haskett, '92 - Sylva, N.C.

Kelly Kent


Mrs. Kelly Kent, '84 - Mooresville, N.C.

Josh Paris


Mr. Josh Paris, '01 - Winston-Salem, N.C.

jake robinson


Mr. Jake Robinson, '10 - Canton, N.C.

Mike Shelton


Mr. Mike Shelton, '81 - Columbia, S.C.



Jace Stowe,  '84 - Belmont, NC



Mr. Milton Beck, '88 from Powder Springs, GA



Mrs. Stephanie Strickland, '02 - Waynesville, N.C.

John Truitt


Mr. John Truitt, '90 - Biltmore Lake, N.C.

Eddie Wells


Mr. Eddie Wells, '03 - Sylva, N.C.

Norman West


Mr. Norman West, '68 - Cullowhee, N.C. 



Mrs. Heather List Martin, '05 - Charlotte, N.C.

 Ex Officio Members

Alex Gary's headshot


Mr. Alex Gary - Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
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