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Michigan Baseball Names Wayne Welton Volunteer Assistant Coach


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan baseball program and head coach Rich Maloney have announced the addition of Wayne Welton as its volunteer assistant coach, it was announced today (Tuesday, Dec. 13).Welton will work with the Wolverine outfielders as well as helping out in the day-to-day activities of Michigan baseball.

“Wayne was a great high school coach and athletic director and has been working our camps since I’ve been a head coach here,” Maloney said. “Wayne’s very well respected in the baseball community. He’s been the president of the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association in the past and has built a strong reputation for being an outstanding baseball coach. I think Wayne brings his wealth of experience that will be very beneficial to our staff and players.”

Welton was the head baseball coach at Chelsea High School in Chelsea, Mich., for 32 years. He had a record of 767-357-11 and guided the Bulldogs to a 1991 Class B state title and 13 Southeastern Conference championships. Welton was named the 1991 MHSBCA Coach of the Year and is an eight-time Regional Coach of the Year. He was elected to the MHSBCA Hall of Fame in 2003 and reached the 700-win plateau in 2007.

Welton also was the athletic director at Chelsea for 22 years, guiding 24 varsity programs with 90-plus coaches. He was named the Regional Athletic Director of the Year by the MIAAA in 2010 and earned the Bush Service Award by the Michigan High School Athletic Association in 2006.

Welton coached with USA Baseball as part of the Junior Olympics Task Force in 1995 in Colorado Springs, Colo. He also has worked the Michigan baseball camps since 2002.

Welton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in health and physical education from Central Michigan University in 1997 and has his Master of Physical Education degree from Eastern Michigan University, earning that in 1984.

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