After four years as head coach of the Southeast of Saline boys basketball team, Jeff Wells has resigned.
The decision comes after an 11-10 campaign in 2017-18. The Trojans finished strong, winning five of their last eight games, including a come-from-behind 51-50 victory over Minneapolis in the opening round of Sub-State. Southeast lost 58-52 to TMP-Marian, a Monarch bunch that appeared in the Class 3A state tournament.
Following a 14-9 season in his first year, coach Wells led the Trojans to back-to-back 20-win marks in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Southeast of Saline placed third at state after a 74-45 defeat to eventual champion Osage City. The Trojans recovered the next day, beating Garden Plain 48-44 to end the season with a 22-4 posting.
Southeast finished with two fewer victories in the ensuing season, but still made it to the Class 3A state semifinals with a 56-38 victory over Hugoton, a team that took down SES by 11 in the Sterling Invitational Tournament. The Trojans fell short in the next round, falling 49-41 to Cheney before wrapping up season with 72-60 win over Belle Plaine.
Under coach Wells, the Trojans went 67-29.