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400 Career Wins for Coach Wells

(Michigan City, IN) - A local high school varsity basketball coach has reached a milestone, as Tom Wells notched 400 career wins after his Michigan City High School boys’ varsity team defeated Bowman Academy on Tuesday.


The son of a basketball coach has been looking back at his 35-year varsity head coaching career at times ever since the win.


“The lessons I learned from my dad while growing up. It kind of forces you to reflect a little bit on it. Certainly a proud moment,” he said.


Wells was head coach of the boys’ basketball team at La Porte High School for 15 years before moving on to Michigan City's boys' varsity team in 2019.


The players celebrated right after the game by dousing Wells with water from their water bottles on the court.


Wells also received a basketball with the phrase "400 wins" written on it.


“It ended up being a great night. I’m very humbled by the recognition that our school put forth,” he said.

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