Robyn Scherr-Wells Named UE's Head Women's Basketball Coach

Robyn Scherr-Wells

UE Director of Athletics Mark Spencer said Tuesday that Robyn Scherr-Wells had been hired as the 11th head coach in University of Evansville women’s basketball history.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 12:25 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2021 12:31 PM

University of Evansville Director of Athletics Mark Spencer on Tuesday announced Robyn Scherr-Wells as the University's 11th head women's basketball coach.

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

She comes to Evansville after spending the 2020-21 season as 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.”

“We took this opportunity to do a national search and select a candidate that will lead us to the future,” said Director of Athletics Spencer. “We believe Robyn is the perfect fit for UE and the program moving forward.”

At 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, Scherr-Wells will be introduced as the Purple Aces head coach during a press conference inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse.

44News Sports Director Joe Downs will be live at that confernce.

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