Ralph Welch

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Ralph Welch
Ralph Welch (American football).jpg
Welch from 1947 Tyee yearbook
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1907-01-13)January 13, 1907
Died September 15, 1974(1974-09-15) (aged 67)
Playing career
1927–1929 Purdue
Position(s) Halfback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1930–1937
1939–1941
1942–1947
Washington (assistant)
Washington (assistant)
Washington
Head coaching record
Overall 27–20–3
Bowls 0–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse

W. Ralph "Pest" Welch (January 13, 1907 – September 15, 1974) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Washington from 1942 to 1947, compiling a record of 27–20–3. Welch led his 1943 Washington squad to the Rose Bowl, where they lost to USC, 29–0.[1] He played college football at Purdue University as a halfback under head coach James Phelan, whom he followed to Washington as an assistant in 1930.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Washington Huskies (Pacific Coast Conference) (1942–1947)
1942 Washington 4–3–3 3–3–2 6th
1943 Washington 4–1 0–1 3rd L Rose 12
1944 Washington 5–3 1–1 2nd
1945 Washington 6–3 6–3 3rd
1946 Washington 5–4 5–3 4th
1947 Washington 3–6 2–5 T–7th
Washington: 27–20–3 17–16–2
Total: 27–20–3
#Rankings from final AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "W. Ralph "Pest" Welch Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2007-12-01. 

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