|Position:||Director of Football Operations|
|Alma Mater:||Western Carolina|
Nick Mashburn joined the Catamount football support staff in the spring of 2019, moving into the Director of Football Operations position from across the WCU campus where he had spent a little over a year working as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
In his current role, Mashburn manages all aspects of the team from roster maintenance to team travel including meals.
Prior to returning to his alma mater in admissions, Mashburn held a variety of positions at the middle and high school ranks. While service as the in-school suspension (ISS) coordinator at Enka Middle in Asheville, he aided the middle school football program in coaching the defensive ends and assisting with the offensive wide receivers and tight ends, while also coaching middle and distance runners for the track & field program. He then made the move to Owen Middle in Black Mountain, N.C., where he taught health and physical education while also serving as the defensive coordinator and line coach on the gridiron while continuing to work with the track & field programs, coaching the throws and jumps.
In the summer of 2017, Mashburn made the move to the high school ranks at McDowell High where he taught social studies in the classroom and worked as the defensive coordinator for the junior varsity squad while continuing to coach both the offense and defensive linemen on the football field.
Originally from Candler, N.C., Mashburn graduated from Western Carolina University, earning his B.S. in Education in May 2013, and is currently enrolled in WCU’s Masters of Sport Management. While an undergrad in Cullowhee, Mashburn held leadership positions as a resident assistant and an orientation counselor, while also serving as the vice president of his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, and was involved in WCU’s University Participant Program.