Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (center) runs into the line for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of the Irish’s matchup with Oklahoma Oct. 27. Whitehall High School alum Pat Welsh is a graduate assistant coach for Notre Dame this season and has
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Lifelong Notre Dame fan Pat Welsh never even considered life would lead him here. When he had a room dedicated to the Fighting Irish as a child, he couldn’t have guessed he’d one day be able to directly help the team.
Even when he began coaching at Whitehall shortly after graduation in 2005 under then-head coach Andy Malbouef, no amount of daydreaming led Welsh to the situation he’s in now.
“It’s surreal,” Welsh said of his current job, offensive graduate assistant at the program he’s loved all his life. “I always imagined I’d be coaching at a high school level. Ever since (being hired) I feel like I’m playing with house money.”
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