2006 All Star Coach West
Assistant Coach Bob Welzein
Saint Charles High School
Coach Welzein graduated from Saginaw Arthur Hill High School in 1968. He earned six varsity letters while competing in football, basketball and track at Arthur Hill. From Saginaw, Coach Welzein went to Mount Pleasant where he attended Central Michigan University graduating in 1972 with a B. S. in Community Recreation/ Physical Education. At Central Michigan, he participated in the football and basketball programs. Shortly after graduating from CMU Coach Welzein played semi-pro football with the Flint Sabres.
Positive experiences with his high school coaches provided the inspiration and desire to teach and coach after graduating from CMU. Hall of Fame Coach Hi Becker was a mentor for Coach Welzein as he began his career. Coming to St. Charles Community Schools in 1972, Coach Weizein’s career has spanned 34 years. In that time he has added an endorsement in mathematics, teaching mathematics and physical education while coaching basketball, track and football. Investing 23 years as the varsity football coach, his record is 109/110. In that 23year period he was twice Regional Coach of the Year. In addition, Coach Welzein was Division VI Coach of the Year in 1999 while posting a 14-0 record and winning a state championship. St. Charles football teams have made the playoffs seven times under his guidance.
“I am honored to have been selected to coach in this 2006 All-Star Game. In the past 34 years I have had the pleasure of working with some great coaches and many, many great student athletes. I have had the opportunity to see student athletes become teachers and coaches themselves. It has been a humbling and rewarding career. Also, a special thanks to my wife, Ann, for supporting me through these years!”