Updates from the Chiefs Club: October 7, 2019
We are now at 563 members - just 187 more to reach 750!
We have 172 new members.

Current Chiefs Club membership,

Click here to view video from current Catawba Chiefs Club Board member Trent Bradshaw.
OUR Catawba Chiefs Club continues to grow each week.

We need your help finding a few more people willing to join and help support our Catawba Chiefs Club - and with your help, we can reach our goal of 750 members this year! Ask a friend who could come with you to our Catawba home games, ask a former Catawba classmate, or ask a former teammate to join. What a wonderful reason to get back in touch with a few people who would join OUR Catawba Chiefs Club if you asked them to. Ask someone you know that owns a local business to consider joining, because our business listing is growing as well. They get a lot of exposure each Monday with our growing Chiefs Club membership e-newsletter.

We need the support from our former Catawba student-athletes to meet our goal to have over 750 members in OUR Catawba Chiefs Club.  If you are a former Catawba student-athlete, ask some of your teammates to join. This is a great way to give back to the same athletic scholarships that supported you and your teammates while playing on one of Catawba's teams.

Memberships start as low as only $100, and your gift is tax-deductible. We'll also send you our weekly Chiefs Club e-newsletter to keep you updated on all the latest news, updates, and developments in Catawba Athletics. The funds we raise through the Catawba Chiefs Club goes back to help support our athletic teams. 

View the Current Chiefs Club Membership 
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Catawba's Board of Trustees Chair Bill Graham, a former student-athlete at Catawba College, has given us a Chiefs Club Challenge: 

In an effort to support and help the Chief's Club grow, I will contribute $100 (unrestricted) for every new Chief's Club member added from now until September 10th, 2019 in order to get to 600 members. After the 600 number has been reached, I will contribute $200 to the Chief's Club for every new member thereafter and $300 for each member over the 750 membership number. This offer expires October 1st, 2019. A new member is defined as anyone that has not been a Chiefs Club member for at least one year.

Our Chiefs Club membership is growing. Forward this email to anyone you think would be interested in helping support OUR Catawba Chiefs Club. 

Over 525 current Catawba student-athletes, 23 varsity teams, two JV teams, 117 athletic scholarships, a weekly Chiefs Club newsletter, and your gift to the Catawba Chiefs Club is tax-deductible. The funds raised by the Catawba Chiefs Club help support the 117 athletic scholarships that Catawba College offers.

Homecoming registration is now open!
If you are planning on attending any of our athletic championship team reunions, please register now using Homecoming 2019 registration. There is no charge for our athletic championship team reunions, but it will help us better plan for your special events. Register or learn more at www.catawba.edu/homecoming.



It was a big day for the kids at Isenberg Elementary! The elementary students received a "Welcome to School" from the Catawba Football team. Thanks to Coach Walker for organizing this event for the kids and Catawba Football players. We're not sure who got the most out of the visit - the kids or the players? View the Video



David Taylor: 1984 Catawba Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
- One of the most honored athletes in Catawba College sports history
- In his senior football season, he was named to first unit, Associated Press College Division All-American team; first unit, All-America College Division, selected by American Football Coaches Association; and NAIA All-American team. Also selected for North-South Game played in Miami, Fla. on Christmas Day, and named to All-Carolinas Conference and All-NAIA District 26 teams.
- Outstanding track and field athlete, setting new records in Carolinas Conference and NAIA District 26 shot put and discus competition. In 1973, he finished sixth in discus and seventh in shot put in the NAIA National Track and Field Championships.
- Selected in fifth round of the National Football League draft by the Baltimore Colts. He played left offensive tackle for seven years, starting in that position for six and a half years retiring in 1979.

Thanks to former Catawba quarterback and 2017 Catawba Sport Hall of Fame inductee, Luke Samples. Luke just helped us get one step closer to our goal of 750 members!

Samples quarterbacked Catawba to the NCAA II Football semifinals in 2001. He went on to be named first team All-SAC three times and was the league Offensive Player of the Year in 2003. Catawba won a pair of conference titles and earned three NCAA II Playoff berths during his four years.

Samples threw for a school record 9,650 yards in his career and also holds the mark for completions (744) and touchdowns (74). In a 2003 contest at Carson-Newman, he set the school record with 392 yards passing and 38 completions.

Golf Tournament Sponsorships Available
We are looking for hole sponsors for the 2019 Catawba Homecoming golf tournament at The Revival (The Crescent). You can sponsor a sign for $100 - for yourself, your business, a friend, in honor of someone, or in memory of someone. This is a very good way for your business to be seen or a very nice way to tell someone thank you.  To order a 2019 Catawba Homecoming golf tournament hole sponsorship, call Bill Hall or Bob Setzer at 704-637-4394.


Results & Recap

Wednesday, October 2nd
Women’s Soccer at Newberry - 2-2 Tie

Jovana Sanchez – Sophomore – Hickory, NC

Men’s Soccer at Newberry -  Lost 1-0

Friday, October 4th
Volleyball at Lincoln Memorial - Lost 3-2

Saturday, October 5th
Football at Limestone – Lost 52-24

Clayton Crile – Freshman – Duncan, SC

Cross Country at Paul Shore Run – Lehigh University, Lehigh, PA.  View Results.

Women’s Soccer at Coker - Won 3-0

Amber Hand – Sophomore – Kernersville, NC

Men’s Soccer at Coker – Lost 4-0

Volleyball at Carson Newman – Lost 3-0

Allie Grubb – Senior – Trinity, NC

Schedule of Upcoming Games

Monday, October 7
Women’s Golf – Rendleman Invitational – Country Club of Salisbury  
Men’s Golf at State Farm Intercollegiate – Woodlake Country Club – Tazewell, TN

Tuesday, October 8th
Women’s Golf – Rendleman Invitational – Country Club of Salisbury 
Men’s Golf at State Farm Intercollegiate – Woodlake Country Club – Tazewell, TN

Wednesday, October 9th
Men’s Soccer – Lees McRae – 7:30pm

Thursday, October 10th
The Coach Curtis Walker Catawba Football Coaches Show, hosted by WSAT Radio at the Shuckin Shack in Downtown Salisbury (every Thursday at 7:00pm).


Friday, October 11th
Volleyball – Anderson – 7:00pm
Cross-Country at Royals Challenge – McAlphine Park – Charlotte, NC

Saturday, October 12th
Volleyball – Newberry – 2:00pm
Football at Carson Newman
Women’s Soccer at Lincoln Memorial
Men’s Soccer at Lincoln Memorial

Sunday, October 13th
No Athletic Events Scheduled

Mark Simpson: 1996 Catawba Sports Hall of Fame
Basketball...four years (1979-80, 1981-84)
- Member of two NAIA District 26 championship teams, 1983-83
- Two-time Carolinas Conference Player-of-the-Year
- Two-time All-Conference and All-NAIA District 26, 1982-84
- 10th all-time scoring, 1, 516 points and career rebounding, 821
- 10th all-time field goal percentage, .569
- Fifth all-time blocked shots, 80
- Sixth-round draft choice of Denver Nuggets, 1984
- Enjoyed eight-year professional career in Europe (playing on teams in Spain, Italy, Israel, France and Greece)
- Scored 7,642 pints in professional career
- Had five professional seasons of averaging over 24 points per game
- Leading scorer in Israel (31.1 PPG), 1987-88
- Two-time top three-point field goal shooter in Spain, 1990-92
- Top three-point field goal shooter in Europe, 1991-92

Matthew Nicholson, a former member of the Catawba Tennis team from Chawara, ZIMBABWE, just helped us get another step closer to 750 members!

Special & Featured Events


Benton Family Wines are providing the wine for the Presidents Box during our home Catawba Football games this year. More about Benton Family Wines.

Vinter, Daniel Benton (#40) is from Salisbury, NC and a Catawba graduate. He majored in Biology while playing on the Catawba Football team. Benton played fullback at both Salisbury High School and Catawba College.

Benton Family Wines Sales Manager Warren Robertson (#9) is also a Catawba alum. Robertson graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He played wide receiver on the Catawba Football team.


Watch Catawba Football

New Chiefs Club member, Melissa Schiffel Price. All five of our 2019 Catawba Sports Hall of Fame inductees are now current members of our Catawba Chiefs Club. Thanks, Melissa, for helping us get one step closer to our goal of 750 Chiefs Club members.

The games listed below are scheduled to be televised live. Check with your local affiliate to find out the station/channel to view the Catawba Football games.
October 12th – at Carson Newman   1:00pm
October 19th – Newberry                12:00pm
October 26th – Mars Hill                 1:30pm
November 16th – Lenoir-Rhyne      12:00pm

To order your Catawba Athletics logo belt, click here. The belts are $40 each and a portion of the sales will go back to help support OUR Catawba Chiefs Club. Special thanks to Catawba alumni, former Catawba golfer, and current Chiefs Club member David Van Aken, along with his son Tristan for putting together this special offering. Also, David’s daughter is a freshman this year on the Catawba Women’s Soccer team. Thanks, David and Tristan! So far we have sold 35 belts.

Current Chiefs Club Membership Business Listings 2019-2020

Adam Taylor



Andrew Harris CPA

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Cathy Griffin
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Coe Brier Inc. Builders
Mt. Pleasant, SC


CC of Salisbury



Debbie Suggs

Dianne Greene
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Farm Credit Carolina





The Forum




Graeber and Associates




James River

Kootnz and Smith

Leslie Poteat
Pampered Chef Consultant
Leslie Poteat - Pampered Chef

Lettered Lilly

Martin Miller

Matt Cross

Matt Cross

Medicine Shoppe

Mid Carolina

Miller Davis



Power Equipment



Contracting LLC.









Salisbury Power Equipment




Taylor Lawn Care



warrior golf club

Wilson Brown Sock Company
Wilson Brown


Woodleaf Lanes





A new Holland Grill was secured by current Chiefs Club member and Chiefs Club Board member James Taylor '76 to use for a raffle. Bill Hall '66 and Bob Setzer '73, also current Chiefs Club members and Chiefs Club Board members, will help set up the raffle and distribute the tickets. If you would like to purchase raffle tickets, just contact me at jchildre@catawba.edu.


1000th Football Game: This year, when Catawba Football hosts Lenoir-Rhyne, it will be the 1000th football game for Catawba College. https://catawba.edu/images/emails/ath/chiefs/090219/index_clip_image003.jpg

We will be selling special 1000th Football Game t-shirts, sponsored by Davis & Davis Attorneys at Law, starting at the first home game up until our 1000th game with Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday, November 16, 2019. You can purchase your Catawba 1000th football game t-shirt at the Chiefs Club membership tent or at the pre-game hospitality in the gym lobby for current Chiefs Club members. Shirts are $20.

This year, Catawba Athletics is partnering with Food Lion for their SACK to Give Back program. Every SACK is a SACK to Give Back this season! Food Lion Feeds will donate 1,000 meals each time Catawba makes a SACK! Home or away games up to 30,000 meals.  We will also partner with Food Lion for two home games for their Forgot It We Got It promo. Details coming soon...


Athletic Projects & Updates

Jeff Childress
Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Development
Director of the Catawba Chiefs Club
2300 W. Innes St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Chiefs Club

Catawba College Chiefs Club
2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 637-4394