Robyn Scherr-Wells — Assistant Coach
Robyn Scherr-Wells enters her first season as assistant coach, joining the Davidson women's basketball staff in June of 2017.
Scherr-Wells joins the Wildcat staff after having compiled a 144-83 overall career record in seven seasons as a head coach at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., and Davenport University, which is in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was even more impressive in conference games, going 76-26 at the two schools to go with three regular season and conference tournament championship titles.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Davidson staff and to be a part of such an esteemed academic institution,” said Scherr-Wells. “Coach Coats Fulks is going to be very successful in building Davidson into a consistent A-10 contender and I am excited to be a part of it. I can't wait to get to work with our staff and the talented women on our team.”
For the past two seasons, Scherr-Wells led Davenport to a combined 59-10 record and two Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles. This past year, she was named Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan 2017 College Coach of the Year. The Panthers offense ranked amount the best in the nation under Scherr-Wells, finishing third and 11th, respectively, the past two years.
In addition, Scherr-Wells recruited and coached seven WHAC All-Conference, two all-freshmen, and two all-defensive team selections, as well as one NAIA All-American. She also coached 12 All-WHAC Academic Team members and one CoSIDA Academic All-District player, while nine Panthers were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Prior to her two-year run at Davenport, Scherr-Wells was the head coach at Roosevelt for five seasons, putting the program on the national radar. she built the program from the ground up and compiled an overall record of 85-73.
In just the program’s third season of existence, she guided the Lakers to Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles, marking the school's first-ever conference crowns. The team earned a spot in the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship, where the Lakers advanced to the Sweet 16. Scherr-Wells' squad finished the year with a school-record 28 wins while ranking No. 10 in the final national poll.
Scherr-Wells ensured the Lakers were not a one-hit wonder, posting 21 wins, rising as high as No. 5 in the national rankings and making a return trip to the national tournament the following year. That season concluded a historic run for her inaugural recruiting class, a group featured two-time NAIA All-American and four-time All-CCAC honoree Casey Davis, who tallied 2,203 career points.
She garnered numerous accolades while at Roosevelt, including a two-time Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) NAIA Division II Coach of the Year (2013, 2014). In addition, Scherr-Wells also was named Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) and Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Region IV Coach of the Year following the 2012-13 campaign.
A native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., Scherr-Wells played on the No. 2 team in the nation in 1995 as a member of the AAU Illinois Hustle and went on to the University of Michigan where she joined the women's basketball team. With the Wolverines, Scherr-Wells started as a manager/practice player during her freshman season and eventually earned an athletic scholarship as a sophomore for her role in that capacity for the squad.
Following graduation, Scherr-Wells played for Athletes in Action during their tour of Spain in 2001 before heading to the University of Arizona where she served for three years on the campus ministry staff for Athletes in Action, working closely with the student-athletes and coaches. In 2005, she returned to the University of Michigan to be the administrative assistant for the women's basketball team, serving in various capacities with the team under the mentorship of Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Coach Cheryl Burnett.
After one year in Ann Arbor, Mich., Scherr-Wells headed to the northwest, becoming the assistant women's basketball coach at Portland State. With the Vikings during the 2006-07 season, she coached the perimeter players and helped develop rookie Claire Faucher into the Big Sky Conference Most Outstanding Freshman. Scherr-Wells also served as the academic coordinator for the team, handled all team travel, scouted opponents and coordinated the film exchange program among other duties.
Scherr-Wells left Portland State following that season to take on the role of Senior Admissions Counselor at Northern Arizona University, where she stayed for one year before returning to Chicago and joining the Roosevelt staff.
Scherr-Wells, married to Ryan Wells, is a 2001 graduate of Michigan where she graduated with distinction and earned a bachelor’s degree in movement science and athletic training. She went on to earn a master’s degree of business administration from Roosevelt in 2014.