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Kent Briggs, Stephanie Dragan and Danny Williamson Scheduled for Wednesday's (Oct. 23) Catamount Coaches' Luncheon

Oct. 23, 2007

Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina head football coach Kent Briggs, head volleyball coach Stephanie Dragan and head track & field and cross country coach Danny Williamson will be the featured speakers at Wednesday's second Catamount Coaches' Luncheon to be held at the Cats' Den on-campus.

The Catamount Coaches' Luncheon events luncheon will feature a buffet-style lunch beginning at 11:45 am and will last until approximately 1:00 pm. Head coaches from WCU's athletic programs will be the keynote speakers at each event offering insight into their seasons and "X's and O's" from their respective sport, as well as answering questions from those in attendance.

The Cats' Den, located in Brown Cafeteria on the WCU campus, is a leisure space for students and the WCU community which is decorated with Catamount sports memorabilia and photos of past Western legends.

Briggs will talk about his team's Thursday night appearance on national television against the 11th-ranked Wofford Terriers (7:30 pm), as well as the milestones both seniors Mike Malone (career kickoffs and career kickoff return yards) and Eddie Cohen (season receiving yards). Dragan will talk about her team's progress this season and look ahead to hosting a home event Wednesday night (vs. Wofford, 7:00 pm in the Ramsey Center) and Senior Day for Meredith Harmon on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm.

Williamson and the Catamounts will play host to the 2007 Southern Conference Cross Country Championships this Saturday, Oct. 27 on the courses in Cullowhee. The women's race begins at 10:00 am with the men to follow immediately at approximately 10:45 am.

There is an open invitation to everyone in the surrounding communities, but an RSVP is requested by the Friday prior to the next event to allow proper preparations to be made. The cost of the luncheon is $7.00 per person.

The series will continue through mid-November before reconvening in January amidst basketball season. Next week's guests are slated to be Briggs, and both head basketball coaches Larry Hunter and Kellie Harper, who will be in action next Wednesday (Oct.31) and Thursday (Nov. 1) respectively in exhibition action in the Ramsey Center.

For more information about the Catamount Head Coaches' Luncheons, please contact Kim Jamison in the Western Carolina Athletics Department at (828) 227-7338 or via E-mail at

Upcoming Catamount Coaches' Luncheon Schedule:

In Cat's Den:
Wed., Oct. 24 - Kent Briggs (FB) and Stephanie Dragan (VB)
Wed., Oct. 31 - Kellie Harper (WBK) and Larry Hunter (MBK)
Wed., Nov. 7 - Kent Briggs (FB), Kellie Harper (WBK) and Larry Hunter (MBK)
Wed., Nov. 14 - Kent Briggs (FB), Kellie Harper (WBK) and Larry Hunter (MBK)
Wed., Nov. 21 - No meeting, Thanksgiving week

In Ramsey Center Hospitality Room:
Wed., Nov. 28 - Kellie Harper (WBK) and Larry Hunter (MBK)
Wed., Dec. 5 - Kellie Harper (WBK) and Larry Hunter (MBK)
Wed., Dec. 12 - Larry Hunter (WBK)

Tues., Jan. 8 thru March 11 - Kellie Harper (WBK) and Larry Hunter (MBK