Scott Wells

Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Scott is head coach for the men’s soccer team. He came to Gardner-Webb after building UNC Greensboro into a top-5 national program as associate head coach and lead recruiter. Before that, he was the top assistant at the University of Charleston (WVa.). While there, he helped guide the team to a pair of NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances and the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship.

Wells began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Rio Grande (OH), helping the Red Storm to a 19-2-2 mark and a No. 1 national ranking during the 2014 regular season. The following season, as the program’s top assistant, Wells saw Rio Grande win the 2015 NAIA National Championship and post a 25-2 record.

Wells played collegiately at Limestone in nearby Gaffney, S.C., helping the Saints to 24 wins over two seasons as a team captain. He transferred to the school after beginning his career at Santa Barbara (Calif.) City College. Wells was a first-team All-Western State Conference choice in each of his two seasons with the Vaqueros.

Wells earned his B.A. in liberal studies from Limestone and a Master’s Degree with a focus on collegiate leadership from Rio Grande. He grew up in the Coventry City academy system in England before moving to Derby County in 2003 and Sheffield Wednesday in 2006. He came to the United States in 2007 to begin his college soccer career at Santa Barbara. Wells and his wife, Carissa, are parents to three young children, Jaxon, Harper, and Harlee. His interests include watching soccer, playing golf, and meeting new people and creating valuable relationships and friendships.