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Welcome New DOC - Garth Welch

By Amanda Sells , 08/30/18, 9:30AM CDT


FC Wichita Academy is pleased to introduce Garth Welch, boys Director of Coaching. 

The Director of Coaching works 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 of experience coaching to the position. 

Welch came to the United States as a student athlete at Texas A&M, before going home to play semi-professional in Venezuela. 

Over the last 35 years Welch has coached at every level OF amateur soccer, from recreation to becoming the head women's coach at Texas A&M University.

Over the last decade Welch coached in the MLS Houston Dynamo Academy.  This opportunity came on the heels of a inner city program that Welch found himself leading. It was organized through efforts of 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.

Additionally, Welch also served as the regional manager for the Houston Parks & Recreation Department where he implemented quality youth sports initiatives and developed after school sports classes and curriculum.

Welch has the National "A" License and a tremendous passion for the game.  As Director of Coaching, Mr. Welch will provide evaluation and training for coaches and players alike, while establishing the foundation for the club curriculum.