Athletic Department & Coach Contact Information

The Athletic Department is near the main office at Central High School:

Traverse City Central High School
1150 Milliken Drive
Traverse City, MI 49686

Phone: 231.933.6575
Fax: 231.933.6506


CONTACT A VARSITY HEAD COACH: Need to touch base with the head coach of one of our 31 Varsity teams? Select this link: Varsity Head Coach Contact Information


Athletic Director/Assistant Principal: Zac Stevenson



Athletics Administrative Assistant: Tracy Welch

Mrs. Welch is in her 4th year as the Athletics Administrative Assistant at CHS.

She grew up playing sports (a 3 sport standout student-athlete in high school) downstate. She graduated from Central Michigan University in 1996 with a teaching degree in Health and Science, and moved to Traverse City that year. She went on to earn her Masters Degree in Education in 2006 from Ferris State University. Mrs. Welch has worked for TCAPS for over ten years in various roles between Central High School and Eastern Elementary. She coached JV Softball at CHS for three years (1997-1999), was a JV/Assistant Varsity Volleyball coach for eight years at CHS (1996-2005), and has also coached various LEAP sports at Eastern Elementary and East Middle School.

Mrs. Welch loves to travel and take road trips. Her hobbies & interests include painting, crocheting, watching her children play sports, as well as reading and going to book club. The Welch family is a very active family, engaging in healthy activities such as golfing, hiking, disc golfing, skiing, snowshoeing, and running.  She recently ran the Michigan Ragnar Road Relay Race and will run in the Michigan Trail Ragnar in June!

Mrs. Welch enjoys working with students, families, coaches and being part of Trojan Athletics!

IMG_1917Athletic Trainer: Amy Ream

Amy has been an athletic trainer since 1987 following graduation from Central Michigan University with a Major in Sports Medicine. Amy is currently in her 28th year as the Athletic Trainer for TCAPS/Central High School. Amy is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the state of Michigan, as well as a Board Certified Athletic Trainer for the NATA. She works for Munson Medical Center for part of her day prior to coming to CHS in the afternoon to work with student-athletes. Amy also maintains certification in First Aid and CPR. What she likes most about the athletic training profession is that she gets to interact with the student-athletes and helps them return to participation following injury.

Amy and her husband, Rob, have two daughters. Ondrea is a 10th grader at Central High School and Sarah is a 7th grader at Trinity Lutheran School. In her spare time (what little she has), Amy enjoys sports – softball & skiing, spending time with her family, and watching her girls’ sporting events and helping with their school activities.

Event Manager: OPEN


Ticket Manager: Pat Bowen

Pat has worked for TCAPS for over 24 years as an Administrative Assistant and is in her 2nd year as CHS Athletics Ticket Manager. Before TCAPS, Pat had many other adventures such as Restaurant Owner and Head Banquet Chef, Sales Representative, Spinning Instructor and Owner / First Mate on a Charter Fishing Boat.

Athletics has always been a big part of her life. In high school she was a member of the Basketball, Volleyball and Track & Field teams and participated in the independent Softball league. At the age of 50, she participated in a Body Building competition taking 2nd place in both the Masters and Tall divisions.

Pat cannot imagine what life would be like without all of the high school students she works with on a daily basis. She feels she has been truly blessed to get to know so many amazing young people and looks forward to watching them shine in their individual sports and their lives beyond high school.


Let’s give a cheer for dear old Traverse,
Come on and boost that score sky high;
And let the north woods ring with
glory, for the tales of Central High.
And watch out you who stand against us,
for we’re out to win tonight.
We’re gonna add to the glory of the Black and
Gold, with the cry Come On, Fight!
And watch out you who stand against us,
for we’re out to win tonight.
We’re gonna add to the glory of the Black and
Gold, with a cry, Come On, Fight!