FARMVILLE, Va. – Longwood fourth-year head coach Ryan Mau has announced the addition of Evan Wells to the coaching staff for the 2017-18 season.
Wells joins Longwood from Dartmouth College and brings with him seven years of collegiate coaching experience after stints at Creighton University, the University of Washington, and Whitworth University of Spokane, Washington.
“We are excited to name Evan Wells our hitting and infield coach,” Mau said. “His offensive vision builds upon the foundation we have laid, while also allowing us to become a more balanced attacking team. He also brings with him a track record of producing some of the best defending teams in the country at Dartmouth.”
While at Dartmouth, Wells assisted the Big Green to a division championship in three of his five seasons, working primarily with infielders and hitters, coaching up one of the Ivy League’s top defenses. Dartmouth led the league in fielding percentage four of Wells’ five years as an assistant and finished second in 2016 with a .972 percentage.
In 2012 Dartmouth set a school record with 32 wins and posted a .979 fielding percentage. Under Wells’ tutelage, infielders Matt Parisi and Nick Lombardi each earned first-team All-Ivy honors.
Before heading to Dartmouth, Wells worked as a volunteer assistant at Creighton University, was an assistant at the University of Washington in the 2011 season. In his time at Washington, Wells assisted with camps, recruiting, and defensive drills for all position groups.
As the assistant coach at Whitworth University, Wells was the infield and hitting coach, assisting with the recruitment of student-athletes.
A native of Olympia, Wash., Wells graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga University in 2009 with a degree in journalism. A three-year starter at second base and lead-off hitter, Wells finished his career with a .310 batting average and helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2009 Gonzaga NCAA Regionals. A left-handed hitting infielder, Wells began his collegiate career at Lassen Community College, where he hit .307 in one season and was named first team all-conference.