Marvin Welch is entering his 20th year of coaching and his 15th year as part of the Dickinson High School staff, where he serves as head coach of the Girl’s Varsity Track and Field Team. Welch has 19 years of teaching experience and is certified in Health and Physical Education.
In 1999, Welch entered the National Football League as a running back for the St. Louis Rams. Two years later, he signed with Minnesota Vikings. Welch has been in the sports performance and fitness industry for more than 25 years. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Weightlifting Coach through the USA Weightlifting Association as well as a USA Track & Field Level II Coach (SHRJ).
Welch received a Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy from Henderson State University. He has a Master of Science in Fitness and Human Performance (Exercise Science) and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL). While attending UHCL, Welch was a co-author of an award-winning presentation on the Reactive Strength Index associated with performance in maximum strength and power tasks. The study was presented in November 2012 to the National Center for Human Performance in Houston, TX.
Welch is a native of Galveston, Texas and lives with his wife Carmen, two sons and two daughters.