Scott Wells is in his first season as assistant coach for the men's soccer program. Wells joined UNCG after spending two seasons with the University of Charleston.
"I'm excited to welcome Scott and the Wells family into our UNCG Soccer Family,” said Head Coach EJ O’Keeffe. “He is a talented young coach that will push our student-athletes and program to the next level. His tireless work ethic is evident on the field, in the office and on the recruiting trail. Scott brings an undeniable passion along with a professional demeanor to UNCG. He is a proven winner and I'm elated to have him as a Spartan."
"I want to personally thank Coach O'Keeffe for the faith and trust he has shown in me throughout the interview process,” Wells added. “Much like a student-athlete, it is important as coaches we aim high for our career aspirations and having this opportunity at UNCG is a dream come true for my career. I am looking forward to joining the Spartan Family and positively affecting the institution both on the field and in the Greensboro community.”
Wells spent the past two seasons as the top assistant for the University of Charleston’s men’s soccer team, where he helped guide the Golden Eagles to two Sweet Sixteen appearances and a DII National Championship in 2017.
During his first season with Charleston, the Golden Eagles earned an overall record of 21-1-2 before defeating Lynn University in the National Championship 3-1 on penalty kicks. Last season, Charleston collected a record of 18-1-2, before falling to West Chester 1-0 in the NCAA Tournament. Prior to the Sweet Sixteen defeat, Charleston did not trail the entire season, outscoring opponents 54-3.
Prior to his time at Charleston, Wells spent a year with the Tennessee Soccer Club as the Assistant Director of Coaching and Player Development.
Wells began his duties in the coaching ranks with the University of Rio Grande, starting as a graduate assistant before being promoted to the top assistant coach position. In 2015, Rio Grande earned a national title after being ranked No. 1 the previous season.
In addition to his role as assistant coach for UNCG men’s soccer, Wells is also the Director of Soccer for Camp Winadu.
Wells earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies from Limestone College before receiving his M.E.D. with a focus on Collegiate Leadership from Rio Grande.