Former Winona State Assistant Coach Begins NFL Coaching Career
Paul Van Beek Reporting
NFL training camps opened up last week and one former Winona State assistant coach is getting his first taste of the NFL. Carson Walch is the new offensive quality control coach for the Chicago Bears coming in with new Bears’ head coach Marc Trestman this year. Walch, an Elgin native, was an assistant coach under Trestman in the Canadian Football League last year with the Montreal Alouttes. Walch was with Montreal for three years and last year was the wide receivers coach.
Walch was an assistant coach for Winona State two different time periods. He was a graduate assistant and receivers coach from 2000 to 2002 and then came back to Winona State and was the co-offensive coordinator and assistant head coach from 2007 to 2009. Walch left Winona State and went to the CFL to coach in Montreal in 2010.
Walch was also a standout player for the Warriors from 1996-1999. He was an all-american and a regional finalist for the nation’s Harlon Hill trophy.