Tim Welsh

Tim Welsh (born October 4, 1960)

Teams coached: Iona Gaels, Providence Friars
Iona record: 70-22 (.761)
Providence record: 160-143 (.538)
Overall record: 230-165 (.582)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1998, 2001, 2004)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  5  (1996, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007)
  • MAAC Regular Season Champion:  3  (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • MAAC Tournament Champion:  1  (1998)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1998-2008 Providence
1995-1998 Iona
1991-1995 Iona (asst)
1988-1991 Syracuse (asst)
1986-1988 Florida State (asst)
1985-1986 Iona (vol. asst)

Tim Welsh Facts

  • Tim Welsh
  • Born October 4, 1960
  • Hometown: Massena, New York
  • Alma Mater: State University of New York at Potsdam (BA, 1984)
  • Played at Division III SUNY Potsdam for his father, head coach Jerry Welsh
  • Started his career as a volunteer assistant under Pat Kennedy at Iona in 1985; followed Kennedy to Florida State a year later as a full-time assistant
  • Joined Jim Boeheim‘s staff at Syracuse in 1988, working with the Hall of Fame coach for three seasons
  • Returned to Iona in 1991, this time to serve as an assistant under his father, Jerry
    • In 1995, Welsh took over as the Gaels head coach when Jerry had to step down due to illness
    • Won three-straight MAAC titles and in 1998 won the MAAC Tournament and a trip to the NCAA Tournament
  • Following this success, Welsh was hired as the new head coach at Providence in April 1998
    • Went to five postseason tournaments in ten years (2 NCAA, 3 NIT) and had two 20-wins seasons with the Friars
    • Was fired in March 2008 following his third sub-.500 season in four years
  • Spent the next two seasons working as a college basketball analyst on television for ESPN
  • Was hired in on April 1, 2010 to be the head coach at Hofstra; however less than a month later, Welsh was arrested for drunk driving in New York
    • Welsh resigned from his position a few days later
  • Currently works once again as a TV analyst for ESPN, also spending time on broadcasts for Comcast Sports New England

Tim Welsh Coaching Tree

  • Richard Pitino (New Mexico, Minnesota, FIU)
  • King Rice (Monmouth)
  • Jeff Ruland (District of Columbia, Iona)
  • Phil Seymore (SUNY Fredonia, Providence (w))
  • Bob Walsh (Maine, Rhode Island College)
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