Tuscaloosa, Ala. – Stillman College Athletic Director Donte Jackson has announced the hiring of Michelle Wells as the new women’s head basketball coach. Coach Wells brings a wealth of experience to the program, as well as familiarity. Wells has five years of experience with the Lady Tigers’ program, including four as an assistant (2009-2011 and 2014-2016) and one partial season as the interim head coach in 2009 when she led Stillman all the way to the SIAC Tournament Championship game.
“I am excited to promote Coach Wells to the position of head women’s basketball coach here at Stillman College,” said Jackson. “She understands and promotes our mission as an institution, and an athletic department. Coach Wells possesses all of the coaching qualities that we value at Stillman, and I look forward to seeing her take our women’s program to the next level.”
Before joining the Stillman, Wells was an assistant coach at Central High School under Jim Holland where the team won the 1996 AHSAA 6A State Championship. Coach Wells is a 1987 graduate of Central High School where she was named All-American and earned a full scholarship to play basketball for the University of Alabama. Wells went on to earn a BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in English.
Statement from Coach Wells:
“I am excited to be selected as head coach for the Stillman College Women’s basketball program. Though I have served in this capacity before in 2009 I am just as excited today as I was then. We are looking forward to a great season with the players that are returning, as well as the newcomers. This year will shape the path into the future of women’s basketball here at Stillman College. As we embark into a new conference, we welcome the competition, as well as the challenge. It is going to exciting and I cannot wait for the season to get started. So, please come out and support your Lady Tigers.”