Cale McDaniel
Cale  McDaniel

Assistant Head Coach, Throws


Williamson Announces 2015 Track & Field Recruiting Class

A total of 58 student-athletes (31 women/27 men) will be joining the 2015-16 Catamounts


Williamson Signs Five in Early Period

Five runners from North Carolina have all selected to continue their careers at Western Carolina


Cross Country Named to USTFCCA All-Academic Lists

Both men's and women's cross country teams earned 2012 USTFCCCA Division I All-Academic status


2015 Beynon Sports Surfaces Catamount Classic

2015 Beynon Sports Surfaces Catamount Classic

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.

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