This Photo Is Of Two Nice People Who Were At A Football Watching Party At My Home
Harry Welch according to Wikipedia is one of the most successful coaches in California prep football history. He won nine CIF Southern Section Championship. Also, he won three of the BIGTIME California State Championships with three different teams. Canyon High in Canyon Country, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, and Santa Margarita’s Catholic High School in Orange County.
I Remember Harry When He Was The Quarterback At Crespi Carmelite High School In Encino
Later, my son played there, and it was so appreciated that Harry was at David’s induction into Crespi’s Football Hall of Fame.
When I was coaching Pop Warner Football in Granada Hills, Harry was a coach at Los Angeles Valley College.
The Other Person In The Photo Is Victor Vasu
Luxury Real Estate Salesperson with Coldwell Banker in the Newport Beach area (and he and his wife sell lots of luxury homes). Vic played football at Cal State Long Beach after playing under Harry’s direction at Valley JC.
Victor was on several of my great North Valley Golden Bears teams (a team I organized in the Valley). It is still fun after all these years remembering some of the good times from days past. Ask any of my past players about the Ventura Game with the long halfback pass in the final seconds of a semi-final game and the victory the next Saturday over the Simi Vikings for the Ring. And the halfback pass back to the QB with Vic Vasu throwing the block of the year to beat the Reseda Rams and Jeff Fisher in another playoff.