On Tuesday, January 19th, Tim Welsh, Head Coach of Swimming and Diving at the University of Notre Dame will be interviewed on the live CatholicTV talk show “This is the Day”.
This episode of “This is the Day” will stream live at CatholicTV.com at 10:30AM ET on January 19th. The same episode will also air live on CatholicTV channels and associated Catholic stations throughout the US and Canada.
A 1966 graduate of Providence College, Welsh has served as a head coach in the collegiate ranks for the past 32 seasons - Johns Hopkins (eight years) and Notre Dame (24 years) - after previously serving as an assistant coach at Syracuse. He has accumulated a 416-250-1 (.624) record, including a 294-160 (.648) mark since joining the Irish in 1985.
Coach Welsh will discuss his recently released book “Coach Them Well, Fostering Faith and Developing Character in Athletes.” Other contributors to the book in include Dale Brown, David Cutcliffe, and Kelly Herrmann. “Coach Them Well” contains the reflections of these college coaches' on the ministry of coaching. Each reflection contains the faith story of each coach as well as the insight gained through more than one hundred years of combined coaching experience. “Coach Them Well” is published by St. Mary’s Press
Over the span of his head-coaching career, Coach Welsh has helped lead his teams to two national championships, coming in 1978 and '79 with Division III Johns Hopkins.
Welsh has also received personal accolades as well during his years as head coach, including being named Division III National Coach of the Year ('79) as well as BIG EAST Coach of the Year on four occasions ('99, '04, '05, '08).
Along with being presented with the Distinguished Service Award, the College Swimming Coaches Association (CSCAA) also named Welsh as the Division I men's representative on the Board of Directors. This will mark the second consecutive year in which Welsh has served in that capacity for the CSCAA. In September of 2009 he was named president of American Swimming Coaches Association.
The show will be available on the CatholicTV.com archives starting the same night of the broadcast day. All videos at the website are viewable in full-screen. Paste this URL into your browser in order to access the “This is the Day” video archives. http://www.CatholicTV.com/shows/default.aspx?seriesID=72