Jim Wells (baseball)

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Jim Wells
Current position
Title Head Coach
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-21) March 21, 1955 (age 60)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1987-1989
1990-1994
1995-2009
LSU (Asst.)
Northwestern State
Alabama
Head coaching record
Overall 817-411
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
SLC Regular Season: 1991, 1993, 1994
SEC Regular Season: 1996, 2006
SEC Tournament: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003
Awards
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.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 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

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year School Overall Conference
1990 Northwestern State 38-13 9-9
1991 Northwestern State 40-21 13-5
1992 Northwestern State 29-26 9-13
1993 Northwestern State 40-14 18-6
1994 Northwestern State 45-15 16-5
1995 Alabama 42-23 19-11
1996 Alabama 50-19 20-10
1997 Alabama 56-14 20-9
1998 Alabama 46-18 19-9
1999 Alabama 53-16 22-8
2000 Alabama 42-24 16-14
2001 Alabama 32-23 15-15
2002 Alabama 51-15 20-10
2003 Alabama 38-24 14-16
2004 Alabama 29-26 10-20
2005 Alabama 40-23 17-13
2006 Alabama 44-21 20-10
2007 Alabama 31-26 15-15
2008 Alabama 35-28 16-14
2009 Alabama 37-21 18-11
OVERALL 817-411

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