Kelly Wells

Former Head Men’s Basketball Coach
University of Pikeville

Experience

2018 – Present: Director of Athletics, University of Pikeville

2006 – 2020: Head Coach, University of Pikeville

2005 – 2006: Head Coach, Hawaii Pacific University

2004 – 2005: Assistant Coach, Hawaii Pacific University

1997 – 2004: Head Coach, Mason County HS

1995 – 1997: Head Coach, Marion County HS

1992 – 1994: Player, Morehead State University

1990 – 1991: Player, University of Tulsa

Education

2001: Morehead State University, Masters, Education

1995: Morehead State University, Bachelors, Business Administration

Personal

Hometown: Morehead, KY

Family: Shawne (Wife) & Kaylee, Mason (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Collegiate Record
340-141 (.707)

National Championships (1)
2010-11 NAIA

National Coach of the Year (1)
2010-11

20+ Win Seasons (12)
2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2010-11,
2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08

Winning Seasons (13)
2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11,
2009-10, 2008-09, 2007-08

Conference Coach of the Year (2)
2017-18, 2013-14 Mid-South

Conference Regular Season Championships (3)
2017-18, 2014-15, 2013-14 Mid-South

Conference Tournament Championships (1)
2013-14 Mid-South

NAIA Tournament Berths (9)
2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14, 2012-13, 2010-11

2010-11 NAIA National Coach of the Year

Led Pikeville to the 2010-11 NAIA National Championship

The all-time winningest coach in Pikeville program history with a 332-122 (.731) overall record, including eight consecutive 20+ win seasons

Led Pikeville to three Mid-South Regular Season Championships, one Mid-South Tournament Championship, and nine NAIA Tournament berths

Pikeville’s scoring offense finished nationally ranked 11th in 2018-19, 6th in 2017-18, 4th in 2015-16, 1st in 2014-15, 6th in 2013-14, 4th in 2012-13, 2nd in 2010-11, 7th in 2009-10, 8th in 2008-09, 8th in 2007-08

Pikeville’s scoring defense finished nationally ranked 8th in 2019-20, 9th in 2017-18, and 5th in 2016-17

As Pikeville’s Head Coach, recruited and coached 37 Mid-South All-Conference and 25 NAIA All-American Team selections, as well as five Mid-South Players of the Year and one NAIA National Player of the Year

2003-04 and 2002-03 Kentucky State Coach of the Year

From 1997 to 2004, guided Mason County HS to a 171-56 (.753) overall record, as well as the 2002-03 Kentucky State Tournament Championship

A 2018 inductee into the Morehead State University Alumni Hall of Fame

News & Media

Head Coach Record