Charlottesville, Va. – The Virginia athletics department announced today it will host an event to celebrate the life and contributions of former Cavalier head football coach George Welsh on Saturday, April 27. The time, location and details of the event will be announced at a later date. UVA’s annual spring football game will also take place on April 27 at Scott Stadium.
The family of George Welsh announced it will hold a private family service with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions should be made in Coach Welsh’s name to The Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia or the Martha Jefferson Hospital’s Nursing Scholarship Fund.
The Boys and Girls Club of Central Virginia
PO Box 707
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Martha Jefferson Hospital
Nursing Scholarship Fund
500 Martha Jefferson Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Welsh served as the head football coach at Virginia from 1982 to 2000. During that 19-year period, he compiled a record of 134-86-3 and retired as the winningest coach in ACC history. In 1991, he was awarded the Bobby Dodd Award as the national coach of the year. Welsh was named the ACC Coach of the Year four times – 1983, 1984, 1991 and 1995. He passed away at the age of 85 on Jan. 2 in Charlottesville.