First Girls NewCath Soccer Coach Honored

Yesterday with grateful hearts, it was Newport Central Catholic’s privilege to name its soccer field, the home of THE NCC Boys and Girls Soccer Teams, Don Velten Field at Morscher Park Sports Complex.

Earlier this year the Family of Donald E. Velten, gifted Newport Central Catholic with its generous support to continue to improve our soccer field. This support is in honor of Don Velten's coaching legacy. 

Don Velten was the first girls coach at Newport Central Catholic when the program began in 1985.

Don Velten was the first girls coach at Newport Central Catholic when the program began in 1985.

In 1985, Coach Velten initiated the NCC girls’ soccer program, had a 8-5-1 season and was named “Coach of Year” by the Northern Kentucky High School Coaches Association.  He led the Breds to a first place title (12-2-0) in his second year as head coach and had a combined three season record of 29-16-3. Morscher Field has come a long way and will continue to improve with the passion set forth by Don Velten and the generosity of the Velten Family.

Tessy B. Krebs, of the NewCath Development Office, said, “It is the kindness and generosity of those like Coach Velten and his family that sustain our school. How thankful and blessed are we by their dedication and loyalty to Catholic education.”

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