Beaufort High volleyball coach Melissa Welch returns

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Melissa Welch is set to guide the Beaufort High School volleyball program as its head coach again. Welch’s previous stint as Beaufort High’s coach spanned eight years. She and her husband Tom have been coaching a 15-and-under volleyball club team and will work together to help the Beaufort High School volleyball program thrive.

Tom Welch will join his wife on the Beaufort High coaching staff, which will also feature junior high coach Donna Clark. Melissa Welch is a Beaufort High psychology teacher. She attended Graceland University in Iowa.

Over the summer, Beaufort High has boasted 40 players in summer workouts. Welch and her coaching staff will conduct tryouts for the Beaufort High volleyball team next week.Beaufort High and other high school volleyball teams from throughout the area and around the state are busy preparing for the 2014 season.