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 Craig Wells
Craig Wells

Hobbs, N.M.

High School:

Last College:
Texas Tech University

Assistant AD/Operations

10th Season

Alma Mater:
Central Oklahoma


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Craig Wells, who has served in the Texas Tech University Athletics Department for the last nine years, has been named the school's first assistant athletic director for basketball operations.

Wells joined the Texas Tech Athletics staff in 2002, most recently oversaw external operations.

A native of Hobbs, N.M., Wells has been a Lubbock resident for the past 30 years. Prior to joining the Texas Tech, Wells served as the station manager/general manager for 18 years at KCBD Newschannel 11 (NBC Affiliate). While at KCBD he helped make the station the most watched and most profitable in the Lubbock market.

Joining athletics was not a major move for Wells as he spent nine years as a coach. He served five years as both a head coach and an assistant in basketball and football coach at Roswell Goddard High School (Roswell, N.M.). He was also the head basketball coach at Gallup High School (Gallup, N.M.) for one year and the head basketball coach at Lubbock High for three years.

Wells currently serves on the LP&L (Lubbock Power & Light) Board of Directors, is a past chairman of United Way and past president of the Lubbock Rotary Club. He earned his bachelor's degree from Central Oklahoma in 1972 and his master's degree from Eastern New Mexico in 1978. Craig and his wife Kathy have been married for 39 years and have three daughters; Melanie Cates, Amy Thompson and Christy Sanders. They are the proud grandparents of six: Jacob, Abbey, J. Ryan, Gracie, Micah and Josh.

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