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McDonogh School - Pete Welch Named National Prep Wrestling Coach of the Year, Team Scores Big
Named National Prep Wrestling Coach of the Year, Team Scores Big
was named National Prep Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association
during the National Prep Championships at Lehigh University
over the weekend.
Congratulations Eagles and Coach Welch!
Read more in The Baltimore Sun
John Gordon, Chairman of the National Prep Wrestling Board, delivered the following remarks about Pete when presenting him with the honor.
"Pete Welch came to McDonogh after a stellar college career at University of North Carolina where he was an All American in 1991.
started coaching in 1993 and has been head coach for the past 20 years.
leadership at McDonogh
in the past 20 years has turned the program into a national power.
has coached 10 national champions and 57 state champions.
teams have won 5 state Championships and 7 MIAA conference Tournament Championships and 9 Dual meet Championships.
has run the McDonogh Wrestling Club
for the past 20 years where he
has coached kids from all over the state of Maryland.
In addition, he has been a coach for the Maryland National Freestyle and Greco team since 1994.
Pete is always trying to grow within the sport of wrestling and is a phenomenal advocate for the Independent school wrestling community.
hard work and dedication, along with his
character and integrity has lead McDonogh to be consistently recognized nationally over the past decade.
Please help me congratulate Pete Welch
with this tremendous accomplishment of National Prep Coach of the year."