Coaching Experience: Enters 2020-21 with 27 years in coaching, including 15 years at FCS.
Alma Mater and Degree: Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and minor in Bible, Lee University, 1995.
Career Awards, Accomplishments: Named assistant athletic director, middle school, at FCS in 2014. Has earned more than 410 wins in 25 years as a head coach at the middle and high school levels. Coached teams to four middle school league championships, two varsity region championships and two Elite 8 appearances. Named Region 1AAA coach of the year in 2003. Also coaches seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball at Fellowship.
Other Career Information: Served as assistant athletic director at Mount Paran Christian School from 1999-2001, athletic director at Eastside Christian School from 2003-06 and assistant athletic director at FCS from 2006-11. Served as varsity boys coach at Mount Paran Christian School, varsity girls coach at North Cobb Christian, middle school boys and girls basketball coach at Eastside, and middle school boys and girls coach at FCS. Coached varsity tennis and middle school soccer during career.
Coaching Philosophy: I hope to teach my teams more than just basketball. My hope is to teach them how to compete in a Christ-like manner in basketball and life. We will be fiercely competitive, but will do so with humility, sportsmanship, selflessness and high character. I want our teams to fight so hard that every time a team plays us they will know they will not only have to earn everything they get, but will understand we play with integrity and honor. I hope my teams learn to do their best in all things, and to put the team ahead of themselves. My goal is to make them the best basketball players and young men that they can be, and I want them to learn life lessons through our time together that can help prepare them for their life in the future.
Life Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
Church Home: First Baptist of Woodstock
Family: Married to Karen Welty with two children: a daughter Caitlin and a son Jacob