Jeff Wells was a student athlete at San Diego State University. Following his studies at SDSU he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education and a minor in Mathematics. His studies continued at the University of New Mexico where he earned a Masters degree in Sports Administration. Subsequently, Jeff spent thirty-five years in both administration and teaching in higher education. Additionally, Jeff has officiated both high school and college basketball for nearly forty years. He has served on the NCAA and the National Federation of High School basketball rules committees, along with having served as the basketball rules interpreter for the state of Nevada for the past 18 years.