Since being named head coach at Tennessee State in 2005, Tracee Wells has made tremendous strides with the Lady Tiger program.
In 2008-09, Wells led the Lady Tigers to their first winning season since the 1994-95 campaign. TSU also garnered a 13-5 OVC record, the best league finish since the 1993-94 season. Wells' efforts led to TSU finishing third in the conference and hosting in the opening round of the OVC tournament for the first time in school history.
At the conclusion of the 2007-08 season, Wells was named Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Coach of the Year.
Wells served as interim head coach in 2004-05 before officially being named head coach. During her interim year, Wells took over a program that was 1-25 overall and winless in conference play during the previous season. As the interim head coach Wells led TSU to an overall record of 11-17 and a league mark of 8-8.
The eight-win improvement in conference play was the best team season turnaround and the second best overall improvement since the OVC began women's conference basketball play in 1977-78.
A graduate of Tennessee State, Wells returned to her alma mater from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where she served as recruiting coordinator and lead assistant coach.
Prior to Wright State, Wells began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Chicago State University. While at CSU, Wells assisted in recruiting efforts, co-directed summer camps, coordinated team travel, and was the academic coordinator for the Lady Cougars.
A former standout student-athlete, Wells played for the TSU Lady Tiger basketball team from 1994-98. She was a member of the team that claimed its second Ohio Valley Conference title in 1995.
As a two-year starter, Wells led the team in assists for two consecutive seasons (1996-97, 1997-98). While at Tennessee State, she was a Dean's List student and a member of the TSU Honors Program.
Wells was also named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll and received both the Sheila Jackson Dedication Award and Civitan Sportsmanship Award.
Wells, a native of Belleville, Ill., graduated magna cum laude and received her bachelor's degree in English while also obtaining her teaching certificate in 1998. In August of 2003, she completed her Master of Arts degree in Education from Tennessee State.
She is married to Charles "Bubba" Wells.