Coaching: girls, Beach
Team: 14-R1

Carol Welcher comes to COAST Volleyball Club with nearly 20 years of coaching and playing experience at the international, national, collegiate, club and high school levels.

Most recently, Carol was the assistant coach for UCSD’s Women’s Volleyball team for the 2016-2017 season. Within the last 4 years Welcher was also coach and director of the girls varsity volleyball program at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista, coached for La Jolla Volleyball Club and Beach Dig, both located in San Diego.

In addition, Carol served as a coach for the U.S. Women’s National Team. She travelled with Team USA as the technical coordinator during the 2015 Pan-Am Cup in Lima, Peru where they won the gold medal.

During the 2014 season, Welcher was the Director of Player Development for San Diego State’s women’s volleyball team.

Welcher has also spent time coaching with the La Jolla Country Day Beach Program, La Jolla Country Day School and Torrey’s Volleyball Club. Internationally, she coached with VBC Biel-Bienne in Switzerland and T2 Volleyball Club in Canada.

As a player, Welcher competed in four years of professional indoor volleyball in Finland, France, Germany and Switzerland. She also spent seven years on the AVP’s beach tour.

No stranger to the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), Welcher competed at Cal State Dominguez Hills during the 2001 and 2004 seasons. In 2000, she was a member of Grossmont College’s volleyball team and began her collegiate career at Alliant International in 1999.

Welcher earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Bellevue University. She is a 1999 graduate of San Diego High School and played volleyball while also competing in track and field and softball.