The Bobcat Club




The Bobcat Club is an organization providing assistance and support to student-athletes within the Lees-McRae College 19-sport NCAA Division II athletics program. As our coaches work hard to build strong and competitive programs, it is gratifying to know the members of the Bobcat Club are there for financial and moral support.

In these economic times, the costs incurred operating an athletics program continue to increase. Your financial contribution will benefit the 320 student-athletes competing in intercollegiate athletics at Lees-McRae College.

We have had an incredible run of good fortune over the past decade, and this past fall is one many will remember for ages. Having the opportunity to compete for a men’s soccer national championship captured the hearts and spirits of young and old Bobcat fans.

While our success on the field is measured in wins and losses, our student-athletes are very much a success in the classroom as they continue to have a higher grade point average than the general student body. They are also volunteering more in the community, taking leadership roles on campus, and proving they are truly role model student athletes.

In order for us to continue to be the platform for future leaders, we need your help and support. Our bleachers are old, a turf field would be awesome, and an indoor training facility could help us weather the Banner Elk winters!

For those who can’t come to Banner Elk and see what we are doing, please take time to check us out online at There is something new and exciting added daily. You can follow all of our teams and most with live stats via our webcasting capabilities.

On behalf of our coaches, administrators, staff and student-athletes, thank you for your support.


Craig McPhail
Director of Athletics

 Who are we?

The Bobcat Club consists of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends dedicated to the enrichment of Bobcat Athletics. The Bobcat Club provides private financial support for the Lees-McRae athletic program and helps provide important academic and athletic opportunities for our student-athletes.

Gifts to the Bobcat Club help fund athletic facility improvements and other capital needs for the College’s NCAA Division II athletic program. Membership in the Bobcat Club exemplifies your commitment to Lees-McRae and to the student-athletes who strive to compete at the highest level possible.

If you have any questions about the Bobcat Club, please contact Craig McPhail, director of athletics, at (828) 898-2483 or

Join the Bobcat Club today! Simply follow this link, select "Bobcat Club Campaign" from the drop-down menu, and make your pledge to the future success of Bobcat athletics!

You can also follow the registration link at the top of this page to join us in our journey to greatness through the Bobcat Club.

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Bobcat Athletics - Together,
We Win!