Joel Welsh was appointed as Delaware State's Head Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2016. Prior to joining the Hornets, Welsh served as a strength and conditioning assistant for the University of Iowa football program since May 2012.
His duties at Iowa included layout and design of all speed and agility programs, designing summer training manuals for incoming players, assisting injured athletes through rehabilitation and
reconditioning workouts and managing individual, team and seasonal data comparison.
During Welsh's tenure with Iowa football, the Hawkeyes competed in the 2016 Rose Bowl, 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl and 2014 Outback Bowl.
From August 2010 to May 2012, Welsh was a strength and graduate assistant at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.
Welsh began his professional career as Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Queens College in Flushing, N.Y., from Jan. 2008 to July 2010. While there, he was responsible for the program design and training of all 15 varsity teams for the Division II school.
Welsh earned a bachelor's in Family Nutrition and Exercise Science from Queens College, City University of New York and a master's in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College.
He holds certifications from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Weightlifting and the American Red Cross.