Cory Welch served as the pitching coach at JL Mann High School from 2012-2017. During Welch’s tenure at JL Mann, nine pitchers continued their career at the next level. Also in his time at JL Mann, the Patriots have captured the Region, District, and Upper State titles in the 2015 and 2016 season. Prior to arriving to JL Mann, Welch served as the Head Baseball Coach at Southside High School in Greenville, SC from the years of 2010-2012.
Welch is from Anderson, SC where he played at Westside High School and was an All-Region selection in 2003 & 2004 and participated in the 2004 North/South All-Star Game. Following his time at Westside, Welch continued his baseball career at Anderson University and contributed to the pitching staff at Anderson in a variety of ways. He was named Most Valuable Pitcher in the 2008 season and currently holds the school record in career appearances (99).
Outside of baseball, Welch serves as a Physical Education Teacher at Sterling School in Greenville, SC. Welch is also a pitching instructor at West End Baseball and coaches with the Evoshield Canes in the summer and fall seasons. He lives in Simpsonville, SC with wife Meredith, son Colt (7) daughter Mary Collier (4) and Olivia Claire (Born November 2019).