BELLEVILLE — Lindenwood University-Belleville has hired Justin Wells to serve as coach for the men's volleyball program.
Wells was an assistant coach at Trine University in Angola, Ind., for the past two seasons.
While at Trine, Wells was the setting coach, ran the offense, and was the recruiting coordinator.
Wells also started a satellite of the Fort Wayne Volleyball Club in Angola called the Angola Volleyball Club.
Wells was excited about the prospect of starting the men's volleyball program at Lindenwood-Belleville.
"I am grateful to be joining the rapidly growing Lindenwood University, and am very excited about where this school and program can go," Wells said. "I am very eager to take the helm of the men's volleyball program and be able to take it to the next level in the pursuit of a national championship."
As a player, Wells was a setter who helped take Cardinal Stritch University to the NAIA National Tournament in 2008 and 2009.
In 2010, Wells was named an intern coach for Cardinal Stritch, and again the team went to the natonal tournament.
In addition to coaching at Trine, Wells has coached at Norwell High School, Homestead High School, Fort Wayne Volleyball Club and several NCAA Division I summer volleyball camps including Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Northwestern.
"I believe that there are a lot of very talented men's volleyball players out there that do not get the opportunity to play in college," Wells said. "I am excited about adding one more option to the already powerful Mid-American Men's Volleyball Intercollegiate Conference."
Wells received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in 2010, and he is currently pursuing his master's degree in Counseling at Lindenwood-Belleville.