Cale McDaniel is entering his sixth year as an assistant with the Western Carolina track and field program, with the primary responsibility of coaching all throwing events for the Catamounts.
Since taking over the throws program in 2010, McDaniel has seen his throwers obtain 60 All-Southern Conference selections. In addition, he was able to coach 19 individual champions over the past three years, while also seeing his athletes collect Southern Conference Field Performer of the Year three times, and Freshman of the Year honors three times, along with five student-athletes achieving NCAA qualifying marks.
McDaniel earned his specialist certification from the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association in 2011. Since 2010, McDaniel has seen seven school records fall at WCU and was recently nominated for the South East Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2013-2014 indoor season. In his time at WCU, McDaniel has been a member of 12 Southern Conference Team Championships both as an athlete and as a coach.
McDaniel is married to former WCU women's soccer standout, Erin Hamilton-McDaniel, who is also a volunteer assistant with the Catamount soccer team. He is a 2010 graduate of Western Carolina University with a bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education. He completed his Master's in Education in the spring of 2012 also at Western Carolina.