Robby Wells

Robby Wells

Robby Wells
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1968-04-10) April 10, 1968
Bartow, Georgia
Playing career
1986–1990 Furman
Position(s) Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2008–2009 Savannah State
Head coaching record
Overall 7-15
College Football Data Warehouse
Robert "Robby" Wells (born April 10, 1968) is an American politician and former college
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  15. ^ Robby Wells Addresses Accusations, Claims He Has Virgil Goode’s Endorsement for 2016, Independent Political Report, 7/21/13
  16. ^ Robby Wells To Seek Democratic Nomination For President In 2016, Independent Political Report, 9/24/13
  17. ^ 2016 already here for fringe hopefuls, Patrick Gavin, Politico, 11/29/13


Wells holds both a Master's degree in adult education from the University of South Carolina (2000) and a Bachelor's degree in health and physical education from Furman University (1990).[5]

Personal life

On September 24, 2013, Wells announced that he would discontinue campaigning as an independent candidate and would instead seek the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.[16][17]

Wells announced on November 3, 2012 that he would run for President of the United States again in 2016 as an independent candidate.[14] On July 17, 2013, he held a conference call to address a variety of accusations by his former campaign managers.[15]

2016 presidential candidacy

On November 21, 2011, Wells announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2012 general election.[2][11] He initially stated that he would run as an independent, saying "Our party system is broken. We need a third option".[2] In December, he became a candidate for the presidential nomination of the Reform Party.[12] In January 2012, Wells withdrew his bid for the Reform Party nomination and announced that he would instead seek the presidential nomination of the Constitution Party.[3][13] At the Constitution Party National Convention, Wells received 58 of 402 votes (14.39%) for the party's presidential nomination, which was won on the first ballot by former U.S. Congressman Virgil Goode.[4]

2012 presidential candidacy

Wells was hired as head football coach on December 22, 2007 (2007-12-22). In his first season as head coach, the team saw as many victories as the previous four seasons combined. Wells resigned his position on January 28, 2010 citing personal reasons. He subsequently filed a lawsuit against SSU for reverse discrimination, alleging that his resignation as head coach was forced.[8] The lawsuit was settled in November 2011.[9][10]

Savannah State

Wells' final position before joining Savannah State was as the defensive coordinator and football marketing director for one season at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.[5]

In 2006, Wells was hired as the General Manager for the Augusta Spartans Arena Football Team where his duties included coaching, player personnel decisions, player development, team travel, fund raising and media relations.[5]

He moved to the University of South Carolina as a graduate assistant for four seasons. Wells worked with the defensive backs (1998-1999) and middle linebackers (2000). Wells was fired by Head Football Coach Lou Holtz for meeting with Clemson Assistant Coach Brad Scott. It was alleged that Wells shared the Gamecock playbook with Scott. [7] Wells moved on to become the defensive coordinator at South Carolina State University in 2002.[5] As the Bulldog's defensive coordinator (2002–2005) Wells' defense attained numerous national rankings and a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship (2004).[5]

Wells coached football from 1990–2010. He began his career as an assistant coach at Greer (S.C.) High School (1990–1995). He served as head coach at C.E. Murray High School Greeleyville, SC (1995–1997).[5][6]

Coaching career

Wells played football at Furman University, playing fullback and wide receiver. He was a member of the 1988 NCAA Division I-AA national championship team.[5]

College football career


  • College football career 1
  • Coaching career 2
    • Savannah State 2.1
  • 2012 presidential candidacy 3
  • 2016 presidential candidacy 4
  • Personal life 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Wells unsuccessfully sought the Constitution Party's nomination for President of the United States in the 2012 presidential election.[2][3][4] He is seeking the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party in the 2016 presidential election.