USC Women’s Volleyball Hires Julian Welsh-White as Director of Operations
LOS ANGELES – The USC women's volleyball program has hired Julian Welsh-White for the role of Director of Operations, head coach Brad Keller announced on Friday, July 30.
"Adding Julian to our staff as director of operations is a big win for our program," said Keller. "He has been around the sport of volleyball for a long time and truly has a passion for the athletes he works with. I expect his careful attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and drive will have an immediate impact with our staff and on our players."
Welsh-White joins the Women of Troy following a three-season run (2018-21) as an assistant coach at Howard University out of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). With Welsh-White on staff, the Bison won 43 matches, claimed back-to-back MEAC tournament crowns, and earned consecutive berths into the NCAA tournament (2018-19). During the shortened 2020-21 spring season, he helped coach Bison Jessica Bolden and Amari Patterson to All-MEAC Rookie honors.
In his first season at Howard, Welsh-White was instrumental in recruiting and developing the core of HU's championship roster. The Bison went 20-10 that year and won a fourth consecutive MEAC title. In 2019, he was part of a Howard staff that guided the Bison to a 20-13 mark (14-1 MEAC) when HU won its fifth straight MEAC championship. Welsh-White and the Bison played a non-conference match at Galen Center that fall during the Trojan Invitational.
Prior to his time in Washington, D.C., Welsh-White served as the volunteer assistant coach at South Carolina for the 2017 season. There, he had scout duties and assisted in the training of the Gamecocks' middle blockers.
Before South Carolina, Welsh-White was a volunteer assistant coach for the men's volleyball team at his alma mater Springfield College and helped the Pride win the 2017 NCAA Division III national championship. While on staff with the Pride, he compiled and analyzed practice statistics, scouted opponents, and was an on-court skills coach.
For two years (2012-14), Welsh-White was a volunteer assistant junior varsity coach at Cowan High School (Muncie, Ind.) where he helped coach the team to several top sectional, regional and state finishes, including the team's first appearance in the Indiana state championship.
As a collegian, Welsh-White spent four years at Ball State (2012-15) and played three seasons, with one redshirt year due to injury. He then transferred to Springfield College for his final year and helped the Pride to an NCAA Division III runner-up finish in 2016. In May 2017, he received his Bachelor of Science in sport management with a minor in business from Springfield.
Under head coach Brad Keller—in his first season with the program—USC (7-8, 7-8 Pac-12) concluded the 2020-21 season with four straight wins (at UCLA, at Arizona, vs. Colorado twice) and was competitive in each of its five-set losses to the league's top teams. The Trojans had seven matches cancelled for various reasons including COVID-19 protocols in the already-truncated Pac-12 season. Senior outside hitter Brooke Botkin (Houston, Texas/Pearland HS) was chosen to the Pac-12 All-Conference Team and received AVCA All-Pacific South Region honorable mention.
For more information on the USC women's volleyball team and a complete schedule and results, please visit USCTrojans.com/WVB. Fans of the Women of Troy can follow @USCWomensVolley on Twitter and Instagram.