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FC Wichita Welcomes Garth Welch- Boys Director of Coaching

FC Wichita Academy is pleased to announce that Garth Welch has been named Boys Director of Coaching for the club. The Director of Coaching will work with team coaches, managers and volunteers to guide the overall development of club players. Mr. Welch brings an impressive array of education and 35 years experience coaching in Houston to the position. Mr. Welch played at Texas A&M, semi-professional in Venezuela, and the 1st Division Men's Houston and Bear Creek. He has coached at all levels from recreation to MLS academy. He started his coaching career in Venezuela and then became the head coach of the Women's team at Texas A&M's. He then served as a Director of Coaching and Training in the Houston Area for 3 years before he helped develop an Inner City Youth Program. This program was organized through efforts by  Bob Lanier to provide opportunities  to individuals within Houston city Limits along with the suburban youth to promote superior athletes and unity across all boundaries. Mr. Welch also served as the Regional Manager for the Houston Parks & Recreation Department where he implemented a Quality Youth Sports Initiative and developed After School Sports Classes and curriculums. Before moving to Wichita, Mr. Welch spent the last 10 years coaching at the Houston Dynamo Academy. He has earned an "A" license and has a tremendous knowledge base and passion for the game.  As Director of Coaching, Mr. Welch will provide high-level coaching, evaluation and training for coaches and players. He will create an overall plan for soccer development while managing and coordinating the coaching staff.

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    Based in Wichita, Kansas, FC Wichita provides youth soccer options for players of every level. From the beginner, to the professional academy player, the pathway has been forged by those who came before. Staff members are always available to answer questions regarding rec, competitive, and academy soccer opportunities. 

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