Pat Welsh begins his second year as the tight ends coach for the Miami University football team. He also serves as the team’s recruiting coordinator.
In his first year with the Red and White, Welsh helped coach Alex Welch, who established career-highs in catches (24), yards (312) and touchdowns (2). Welch would go on to be named to the John Mackey Mid-Season Watch Team, given to the nation’s top tight end.
Prior to arriving at Miami, Welsh spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Notre Dame. While with the Irish he worked with the offensive line.
Welsh also spent time at Wittenberg (Ohio) College in 2011 and with Grand Valley State’s football program from 2008-10.
In 2011, Welsh served as quarterbacks coach at Wittenberg. With the Tigers, Welsh helped Ben Zoeller earn North Coast Athletic Conference offensive player of the year honors after Zoeller led the NCAC with 2,651 passing yards and 265.1 passing yards per game. Wittenberg was 8-2 in 2011 and finished second in the NCAC with a 5-1 record.
Welsh served as a defensive assistant for the Lakers in 2010 and helped Grand Valley State’s defense hold opponents to 19.2 points per game. The Lakers were 11-2 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Welsh assisted with coaching the Grand Valley State defensive backs and also doubled as the Lakers video coordinator.
A 2010 graduate of Grand Valley State with a degree in physical education and an emphasis in sports leadership, Welsh worked as a student assistant with the football team in 2008 and 2009.
Born in Grand Rapids, Mich., Welsh is a native of Whitehall, Mich. He and his wife Jacqueline were married in May 2012.
2014 - Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator. Miami University
2012-13 – Graduate Assistant, Notre Dame
2011 – Quarterbacks, Wittenberg College
2010 – Defensive Assistant, Grand Valley State