Jim Wells (baseball)
|Born||March 21, 1955|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|SLC Regular Season: 1991, 1993, 1994
SEC Regular Season: 1996, 2006
SEC Tournament: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003
|SEC Coach of the Year: 1996, 2002|
Jim Wells (born March 21, 1955) is an American college baseball coach, formerly the head coach at Northwestern State and Alabama. At Alabama, he is the winningest coach in school history, having compiled a 522-246(.680) record in 12 seasons as the school's head coach. Overall, in 18 seasons as a Division 1 head coach, he compiled a 714-335 record. In 18 seasons, he won five regular season conference titles, eight post-season conference championships, as well as 13 of 17 tournament appearances. Three of his teams advanced to the College World Series.
His 2006 squad went 44-21, won the 2006 SEC championship, and made it to the College World Series. He guided the Crimson Tide to NCAA tournament appearances in 10 out of his 12 seasons there. His teams also won the SEC tournament six times. In 1996, and 2002, he won the SEC Coach of the Year awards.
On September 1, 2009, Wells officially announced his retirement as head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide baseball program. Wells retired after 15 seasons as head coach of the Crimson Tide, posting a 625-322 (.656) overall record during his tenure. Alabama hired Mitch Gaspard to replace Wells.
Awards and honors
- Three college world series appearances
- Two SEC championships
- Three SEC West Division Titles
- Six SEC Tournament Championships
- Four 50 win seasons, including 12 40 win seasons
- Two time SEC coach of the year
- 1997 Baseball America Coach of the Year