TKO Premier Soccer Club, owner of the Kalamazoo Outrage, has named the head coach for the 2009 United Soccer Leagues W-League season. Leading the Women’s side will be current Outrage assistant coach Todd Wells.
Wells is no stranger to the West Michigan Soccer scene where he has been involved in almost every level of competitive soccer. A native of neighboring Battle Creek, he began his coaching career as a youth staff coach for the Battle Creek Community Soccer Club, where he also served as President. Wells also operated a local soccer camp called Cereal City Soccer Camps for Battle Creek youth. He served as the head men’s coach at Battle Creek Lakeview High School for five years, and is currently in his fifth season as the head women’s coach for the Lady Spartans where he has earned three City Coach of the Year honors and four East Division Conference Titles.
Since 2005, Wells has served as the head coach for the TKO ‘92 Girls Team. Under his tutelage these girls have made two State Cup Semifinal appearances in a row, a top 20 regional ranking, as well as two straight League Championships - one in the First Division of the Michigan State Premier League and one in the Midwest Regional League. He has also served as a co-coach and head coach for the 2007 and 2008 TKO ‘92 Girls Super Y League team. This team is the second time defending Midwest Division Champions and they recently returned from their second trip to the USL Super Y League North American Finals.
This fall, Wells took on the role as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Kalamazoo College, where he assists with recruiting and daily team operations. He holds a USSF National C License and a NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma. He also serves on the Michigan State Youth Soccer Association Coaching Education Staff. Wells graduated from Western Michigan University with a BS in Elementary Education and an MA in Educational Leadership. He is currently in his 10th year as a teacher in the Lakeview School District in Battle Creek.