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University of Pikeville men’s basketball coach Kelly Wells has been named Athletic Director. Wells will assume his position beginning July 1 for the 2018-19 season, succeeding Robert Staggs, who is taking an external relations role in addition to coaching softball. UPIKE President Burton Webb, Ph.D., said Kelly’s skills and disposition fit his new role well. Wells, who is entering his 13th year with UPIKE, said he is honored to serve the university and will work with coaches and staff to have an impact on the lives of the student-athletes, while building on past successes to achieve new heights.