UE announces Robyn Scherr-Wells as women’s head basketball coach

UE announces Robyn Scherr-Wells as women’s head basketball coach

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The University of Evansville announced that Robyn Scherr-Wells has been hired as the new head coach for the Lady Aces.

Scherr-Wells will be the 11th coach in the program’s history.

She will be introduced as the new coach during a press conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

”This is a dream come true,” Scherr-Wells told 14 News. “It’s something that I’ve worked really hard for in my career and this was a perfect fit. As soon as this job opened and I started talking with the search committee, it was very apparent to me that this was the type of program that I dreamed of leading.”

Scherr-Wells has head coaching experience coaching for seven seasons in the NAIA with Roosevelt University and Davenport University, winning six conference championships, while also helping rebuild programs at Florida International University and Davidson College as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level.

University officials say Scherr-Wells comes to Evansville after spending the 2020-21 season as an assistant coach at Florida International University, where she was part of a staff that helped lead the Panthers to their best record in nearly a decade.

“We’re excited to welcome Coach Scherr-Wells to the University of Evansville,” said Evansville President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “She will make a great addition to the campus family and will help develop student-athletes who excel in the classroom and community, as well as on the court.”

Despite being new to the Tri-State area, Scherr-Wells told 14 News she already has a plan in place to bring fans to Meeks Family Fieldhouse next season.

”Let’s get out and push into transition and press, let’s try and turn people over. I think that’s an exciting style of basketball for our players to come in and play but I think it’s a great style of basketball for our fans to come and watch.

This is a great arena, let’s pack this place and I think part of doing that is playing a great brand of basketball, and winning games, and we’re going to do that and get some fans in here.”

Scherr-Wells replaces former head coach Matt Ruffing who was let go back in March.

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During the 2020-21 season, the Lady Aces finished with an overall record of 6-18 and finished 2-16 in Missouri Valley play.

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