Chris Wells returns for his fourth season in charge of the Seattle Stars FC for the 2020 season. Over his first three years (2017-2019) at the helm, the Stars compiled an overall record of 30-2-0, including three regular season shields and two NWPL championships (three appearances). Beyond that, the Stars have had eight current players go onto sign professional contracts in those three years. Wells has also been awarded two NWPL Coach of the Year awards in 2017 and 2018.
Prior to joining the Seattle Stars, Wells spent three years (2014-2016) as an assistant coach for the Seattle Reign FC of the NWSL. In his tenure there, the Reign compiled a 37-11-16, with two regular season shields and two NWSL championship game appearances. In that time, Wells was fortunate to work with US National Team members Megan Rapinoe, Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Stephanie Cox and Merritt Mathias. Other foreign national team members included Jess Fishlock (Wales), Carmelina Moscato (Canada), Nahomi Kawasumi (Japan), Kim Little (Scotland), Rachel Corsie (Scotland), Katrine Veje (Denmark), Manon Meis (Netherlands) and Rumi Utsugi (Japan).
Besides his time at the pro level, Wells is a current DI Seattle University assistant coach, where he has been since January of 2018. In that time, the Redhawks have gone 23-15-5 with three conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Before his time at Seattle University, Wells spent five years as the associate head coach at Highline College (NJCAA) (2013-2017). The T-Birds had much success on the field with a 85-13-7 record, five playoff appearances, three championship appearances and one conference title, but even more success off with dozens of players transferring onto four-year soccer programs on scholarships.
Overall, since 2013, the programs Wells has been a part of have compiled an overall 175-41-28 record. Wells has also been a part of 15 championships.