TH North Renames Track After Longtime Coach


Terre Haute North recognized one of its own during today’s track meet.

The school will rename the North track after William “Bill” M. Welch.
Welch is a legend who ran his way into the hearts of many. He spent 3 decades coaching in Vigo County schools.

Some of the feats at North while its track and field coach include 9 sectional championships, 4 regional champs.. and a 1972 cross country state championship, the first ever in Terre Haute.

Welch is 93 years old, having the track named after him is an honor and a delight, but he feels he’s not worthy.

“They ought to be able to call it some kind of an athlete’s track. They’re the ones that run on it. A coach just teaches and encourages. But the athlete has to do all the running and jumping and throwing,” Welch said of the honor.

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