Ralph Welch

W. Ralph "Pest" Welch (January 13, 1907 – September 15, 1974) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Washington from 1942 to 1947, compiling a record of 27–20–3. Welch led his 1943 Washington squad to the Rose Bowl, where they lost to USC, 29–0.[1] He played college football at Purdue University as a halfback under head coach James Phelan, whom he followed to Washington as an assistant in 1930.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Washington Huskies (Pacific Coast Conference) (1942–1947)
1942 Washington 4–3–3 3–3–2 6th
1943 Washington 4–1 0–1 3rd L Rose 12
1944 Washington 5–3 1–1 2nd
1945 Washington 6–3 6–3 3rd
1946 Washington 5–4 5–3 4th
1947 Washington 3–6 2–5 T–7th
Washington: 27–20–3 17–16–2
Total: 27–20–3
#Rankings from final AP Poll.

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