RICHMOND, Indiana – Earlham College co-head cross country and track & field coaches Rob and Claire Hewitt announced the hiring of Evander Wells as the program's assistant coach on Tuesday.
"We are really excited to have Evander join the Earlham College family, Rob Hewitt said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and energy to our sprinters and jumpers that will undoubtedly help take our entire program to the next level. I am looking forward to collaborating with and learning from him as we continue to grow the track and field program."
A former sprinter at the University of Tennessee, Wells will primarily instruct Earlham's jumpers and sprinters. He has spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. Working primarily with sprinters, Wells provided one-on-one coaching for athletes.
"I'd like to thank co-head coaches Rob and Claire Hewitt as well as athletic director Mike Bergum for giving me this opportunity to join the Earlham family," Wells said. "I am looking forward to being a part of rebuilding the track and field program and I'm excited for what the future holds for us."
A four-year member of the Volunteers' track and field team, Wells' accomplishments as a student-athlete are many. He was a nine-time All-American and an 18-time Southeastern Conference (SEC) finalist as well as ranking in the top 10 in school history in the 60 (6.61), 100 (wind-aided 10.08), and 200-Meter (20.25) Dashes.
Wells qualified for six NCAA Championships during his Tennessee career as well as winning an SEC Championship as part of the 4-x-100-Meter Relay in 2007. A former member of the United States World Junior Team, Wells graduated from Tennessee in 2009.
He will begin his work at Earlham on Monday, March 27.