Rob Welch, Owner
Rob opened Northwest Ohio Screenprinting in 2000 partnering with Welch Trophy to open the current store in Van Wert, Ohio. Rob is a graduate of Wayne Trace High School in which he played basketball for his Hall of Fame Coach father Al. His Sophomore year at Wayne Trace they were State Champs. His success in high school basketball earned him a scholarship to play Basketball at Wright State University. He is married to Jacque and together they have six children Katelyn, Kyra, Kaiven, Keaten, Keiley and Kemlynn. He also manages the Northwest Ohio Basketball Club which is 6th grade through Senior boys who travel in the summer season to NCAA Basketball programs. Over the last 10 years the Northwest Ohio Basketball Club has been successful in winning tournaments in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Kansas and Las Vegas.
Al Welch, Owner
Al is a Ohio Hall of Fame Basketball Coach. He coached Varsity Boys Basketball at Wayne Trace High School for over 35 years earning over 500 victories. He coached one state champion team (his sons Rob and Brian played on this champion team) and had many state appearances with his successful basketball program. Welch Trophy was started in his basement over 35 years ago and in 2000 he joined his son Rob in partnering to open the current store in Van Wert, Ohio. Al is married to Jill and together they have four children and nine grandchildren.
Al Welch Hall of Fame Photos
Brian joined Rob and Al with managing the store in Defiance, Ohio in 2011 with the grand opening of the new location on April 2nd. Brian is a graduate of Wayne Trace High School in which he played basketball for his Hall of Fame Coach father Al Welch. His Senior year at Wayne Trace they were State Champs. Brian is retired from the United States Army in which he served our country during Operation Freedom in Iraq. He resides in Van Wert, Ohio surrounded by his Family-Amy Stemen, Adia Welch, Christine Stemen , Dylan Welch, Melissa Stemen and Lyndi & Eric Schwab.