Asheville City Soccer Club (ACSC) is proud to announce Scott Wells as its new Men’s Head Coach.
Wells, most recently the Men’s 1st Assistant Coach/Head Recruiting Coordinator at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, is known as a highly successful recruiting coordinator in collegiate athletics. In 2021 he achieved one of the nation's Top 20 Recruiting Classes and in 2020, one of the Top 15 Recruiting Classes.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Scott and his family to ACSC. We have been impressed by his prior recruiting success and we’re excited to see what his coaching experience brings to the club in 2022.” - Jimmy Wheeler, Chairman/GM ACSC.
Prior to his work with UNC Greensboro, Wells worked as the Men’s 1st Assistant Coach for the University of Charleston and the Tennessee Soccer Club Assistant Director of Coaching and Player Development.
“It is an incredible honor to be the next Head Coach at Asheville City Soccer Club. My family and I have transitioned to Asheville and know what it means to feel the DNA of this city through the club. It became increasingly more evident during my conversation with the board of directors, that this club has ambition and an identity that matches the values I have gained throughout my career. I am excited to get going and contribute to the ever-growing foundation of this club.” - Scott Wells.
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, in his first recruiting class at Rio Grande earned a national title after being ranked No. 1 the previous season.
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. The following year, 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.
A native of Coventry, England, Wells grew up in the Coventry City academy system before moving to Derby County in 2003. Wells joined Sheffield Wednesday towards the end of the 2006 season. Wells came to the United States in 2007 and attended Santa Barbara (Calif.) CC where he gained First-Team honors in both his freshman and sophomore years. In 2009, Wells transferred to Limestone College in South Carolina where he captained the Saints to a 24-11-1 record graduating in 2011 with a BA in Liberal Studies. He and his wife, Carissa, an Asheville native, are parents to three young children.
Founded in 2016, ACSC was created as a way to help local players pursue their dreams and grow the game while using soccer as a way to give back to the community.
Asheville City’s women’s and men’s teams will return to play in the summer of 2022. For more information about the upcoming season visit www.ashevillecitysc.com and @ashevillecitysc on social media.