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.