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Zionsville Community High School

Head Coach: Doug Welch

Doug Welch - Coach of the Year

Coach Welch grew up in Newburgh, IN, where he was a four year varsity wrestler and a three year varsity baseball player. As a wrestler, he posted a record of 189-11 and owns the Castle High School record for consecutive wins (54) and career wins (189). He also took eighth at the 2011 NHSCA Senior Championships at 145 pounds, advancing to the consolation quarterfinals before injury defaulting to All-American honors. He was the IHSAA State champion at 152lbs. in 2011, IHSAA State Runner-up in 2010, and 5th at the IHSAA State finals as a sophomore for Castle High School.

After high school, Coach Welch continued his career at Purdue University where he was a four year varsity letter-winner. He was an NCAA Qualifier in 2015 and ranked as high as 9th in the country, placed seventh at the 2014 Midlands Championships, as well as placed sixth at the 2015 Big Ten Championships all at 157lbs.

While competing for the Boilermakers, Coach Welch won the team's Boiler Up Tough Award, was an academic all-Big Ten selection, and was Purdue's male recipient of the Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award.

After his time at Purdue, Coach Welch began his coaching career as the head assistant coach at Carmel High School during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. Coach Welch has coached at many national events, which include Indiana's Fargo National Team (2016-2021), Schoolboy Duals (2016), and Cadet Duals (2017).

Since arriving at Zionsville, Coach Welch's teams have won four sectional championships (2020-2023) and have finished as Hoosier Crossroads Conference Runner-Ups twice (2022, 2023). At the 2021 State Championships the Eagles finished 9th which is Zionsville's highest finish at the state tournament. Welch and his staff have coached 14 state qualifiers, 7 state placers, and Zionsville's first individual wrestling state champion (Logan Wagner, 2021, 145 pounds).

ZCHS Assistant Coaches

  • Bob Brennan
  • Pat Parham
  • Corey Richards
  • Austin Shepherd
  • Bo Spiller
  • Robert Wagner

Zionsville Middle School

  • Head Coach: Jared Williams
  • Assistant Coach: Zach Brown
  • Assistant Coach: Aaron Davis

Zionsville West Middle School

  • Head Coach: Matthew Schuemann
  • Assistant Coach: Joey Banks
  • Assistant Coach: Jack Banks