Zoran Brankic
2021-22 is Well’s 16th year at UPIKE, his accomplishments with the Bears include the all-time wins title in men’s basketball history. He won the NAIA National Championship in 2011, has captured four MSC titles and coached 23 All-Americans. Wells put together a 313-111 record at UPIKE, including winning the 2011 NAIA National Championship. The Morehead, KY native was named the NAIA Coach of the Year following that championship season.
Deimos Dieter
Wells was a successful athlete at both the high school and collegiate level, beginning with his four year career at Rowan County where he holds the all-time scoring record. In 1991, Wells began his collegiate career at the University of Tulsa where he scored 169 points as a freshman. At Morehead State, Wells was a three year varsity letter winner scoring 450 career points. In 1992, Wells was named to the All-OVC Newcomer Team and was recognized with OVC All-Academic Awards in the following season.
Kelly Wells
Kelly Wells enters his third year as Director of Athletics at the University of Pikeville in 2021-22. Before taking over as Athletic Director, Wells served as head coach of the men’s basketball program for 14 seasons dating back to 2006-07. After graduating from Rowan County High School in 1990, Wells attended the University of Tulsa before transferring to Morehead State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1995. In 2001, Wells obtained a Masters of Arts in Education from Morehead State.