Bruce Welling, the only head coach the Central Kitsap High School softball program has known, will retire following the upcoming spring season.
Welling helped lead the Cougars to a Class 4A state title in 1993 and has had numerous players move on to all levels of collegiate softball. The Cougars finished second in 1994, third in 1995, fourth in 1998 and third in 2000 in 12 tournament appearances.
Welling has coached for 40 years and was an educator for 42 years. He coached baseball, football and basketball as well.
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