Matt Wells
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Texas Tech
Conference Big 12
Record 0–0 (.000)
Annual salary $3.1 Million
Biographical details
Born August 10 1973 (1973-08-10) (age 46)
Place of birth Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Alma mater Utah State
Playing career
Position(s) Quarterback
Head coaching record
Overall 44–34 (.564 win pct.)
Bowls 2–2 (.500)
Accomplishments and honors
1 Mountain West Mountain Division (2013)
2 Mountain West Coach of the Year (2013, 2018)
Career player statistics (if any)'
Matthew Scribner Wells (born August 10, 1973) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the new head football coach for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, this after having previously served as the offensive coordinator and then head coach of the Utah State Aggies from 2013-18. Wells was an assistant coach for the Aggies for two years, serving as the offensive coordinator during the 2012 season. He was named head coach of Texas Tech on November 29, 2018.

College playing careerEdit

Wells was a redshirt freshman during Utah State's 1993 Las Vegas Bowl season. He played quarterback in 16 games during the 1994 and 1995 seasons at USU, passing for 2,013 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was on the 1996 Big West Conference co-championship team, but did not play in a game.[1] Wells was a three-year letterman from 1994 to 1996.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Wells spent five years at the U.S. Naval Academy (1997–2001) as its quarterbacks coach, fullbacks coach and wide receivers coach. He also served as the junior varsity head coach and offensive coordinator for three years. From 2002 to 2006 he was tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Tulsa.

He had two coaching stints at New Mexico, serving as the Lobos' wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator from 2007 to 2008 and wide receivers and kickoff return unit coach in 2010. In 2009, Wells served as the quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at Louisville.[3]

Wells has had at least one coach on his staff who later became head coach of another school. Josh Heupel became the head coach at the University of Central Florida after the departure of Scott Frost for the University of Nebraska. Heupel previously served under Wells in 2015 as the Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach.

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Utah State Aggies (Mountain West Conference) (2013–2018)
2013 Utah State 9–5 7–1 1st (Mountain) W Poinsettia
2014 Utah State 10–4 6–2 T–2nd (Mountain) W New Mexico
2015 Utah State 6–7 5–3 T–2nd (Mountain) L Famous Idaho Potato
2016 Utah State 3–9 1–7 6th (Mountain)
2017 Utah State 6–7 4–4 T–4th (Mountain) L Arizona
2018 Utah State 10–2 7–1 T–1st (Mountain) New Mexico*
Utah State: 44–34 30–18 * Did not coach bowl game
Texas Tech Red Raiders (Big 12 Conference) (2019–present)
2019 Texas Tech 0–0 0–0
Texas Tech: 0–0 0–0
Total: 44–34
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl game.


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