Episcopal Announces Marcus Wells ’90 As New Head Football Coach and Program Director

The Rev. Adam Greene, Head of School for Episcopal School of Jacksonville, today announced that alumnus Marcus Wells has accepted the position of football program Head Coach and Program Director. Coach Wells, a member of Episcopal’s Class of 1990, has served on the ESJ football coaching staff for eight years, the last seven as associate head coach and defensive coordinator. 

“Coach Wells is one of the key reasons for our team’s most recent success, highlighted by back-to-back playoff appearances and three playoff victories,” said Andy Kidd ‘99, Director of Athletics. “He has a strong understanding of what it takes to be successful both on and off the field at Episcopal and I am confident he will ensure our student-athletes reach their full potential. We are excited to welcome him as our Head Coach for the upcoming season.” 

As a player, Coach Wells was one of the most decorated players in Eagle football history. He set several school records on his way to earning an invitation to play for Cornell University. Coach Wells finished his education at the University of Florida before starting his career as an educator. In addition to his coaching duties, he will continue to work full-time on campus. Coach Wells is the parent of Episcopal alumni Noah ’16 and Maia ’18 and current Episcopal students Olivia ’23 and Christian ’24. Coach Wells received the Timothy Award in 2017-2018, an award presented annually to an Episcopal School of Jacksonville teacher who exemplifies the ideal of Christian service to students and to the community. 

“There is no better choice for Episcopal than Marcus Wells as the new Head Coach of our football program,” said The Rev. Greene. “His character, leadership, and the outstanding contributions he has made to our community over the past eight years are truly exceptional. Our students will benefit from his talents as a football coach and former player and most importantly from his talents as a mentor and a leader. We look forward to the next season beginning under his leadership.”