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New head coach hired for Plainsmen this fall PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Rahn
Managing Editor
Students and fans at Perkins County High School will see a new face in the classroom, the halls, and along the gridiron when school resumes this fall for the 2013-14 term.
Carlie Wells has been hired as the new head football coach of the Plainsmen to replace Chip Kay when he leaves the district in May after six years of teaching, coaching and serving as activities director. Kay has accepted a superintendent position at Shelby-Rising City.  
Wells will be assuming the half-time time physical education teaching position as well as serving as activities director for the school in addition to leading the Plainsmen in football.
He hails from Elgin/Pope John where his teams have won the last two Class D-1 State Championships. Wells has coached football at Elgin since 2000, and continued as head coach when Pope John Catholic and Elgin schools formed a cooperative.
As a Broken Bow High School graduate, Wells received his Master’s Degree in administration from the University of Nebraska-Kearney last year.
He and his wife, Kim, have four young sons ranging in age from pre-kindergarten to third grade.