SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Athletics Department has announced the hiring of Ethan Wells as Head Women’s Soccer Coach effective Nov. 29.
Wells replaces Julia Cyr who achieved a 25-23-4 in four seasons at the helm of the Lady SeaWolves. SMCC is coming off back-to-back Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) post-season appearances, and a conference championship and United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) national tournament appearance in 2015. This 2017 season, the SeaWolves finished at 6-5-1 overall.
A New Hampshire native, Wells played four seasons as a member of the men’s soccer program at the University of New England, and captained the Nor’easters his senior season while attaining a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management (2013). Following his undergraduate career, Wells served a two-year stint as the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at UNE under Coach Peter Ostergaard and as a Head Coach/Player Development Officer for Global Premier Soccer for one year.
Wells went on to earn his Masters of Education degree in Athletic Administration, with a concentration in Intercollegiate Athletics, from Endicott College in 2016.
Wells commented, “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to head the women’s soccer program—a challenger for the conference title every season. I plan to take a tactical approach in teaching an organized brand of soccer and intend to implement offseason programming immediately to carry us to into the spring. As a full time administrator at the college, my goal is to grow and develop this program in all facets.”
Hired in June of 2016, Wells served a two-season appointment as the Head Golf Coach at SMCC leading the SeaWolves to two runner-up conference finishes. In addition to his duties on the soccer pitch, Wells will continue his role as Assistant Director of Athletics at the college.