Chris Wells ’92 took over the reins of the St. Lawrence University women’s hockey team for the 2008-09 season. In his opening campaign, Wells continued the program’s tradition of winning, as he guided the team to the 2009 NCAA Tournament and a 24-11-3 record.
Wells returned to his alma mater as assistant hockey coach for the men’s team in the 1999-2000 season after a stint behind the bench at Western Michigan University in the CCHA. He was named associate head coach of the men’s hockey team in January of 2003.
A 1992 graduate of St. Lawrence and one of the heroes of that ECAC championship team, he earned the Brian P. Doyle Memorial Trophy as a senior. He scored the overtime game winner in a come-from-behind semifinal win over RPI in the 1992 ECAC tourney.
Wells began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant at Colgate University following a European professional career. He has also served the University as director of St. Lawrence summer sport programs and a co-director of the Saint Summer Hockey School.
"The SSES minor is a great way to get a hands on experience in the field of athletics. It allows the students to see first hand how coaches interact with the St. Lawrence community, most importantly the students. The classes provide a great opportunity for the students to open their minds to new ideas and to thoroughly study many different aspects of sport."
Chris and his wife, Kate, are the parents of two daughters, Laura (9) and Sarah (6), and a son, Bobby (8).