New Michigan City boys basketball coach Tom Wells has a long offseason ahead of him as he implements his philosophy.

One of the first items on his to-do list? Buy some new dress shirts.

After two seasons of semi-retirement, Wells is back in the Duneland Athletic Conference. Michigan City's school board approved the Wolves' hiring of the former LaPorte, Portage and Griffith head coach at a Tuesday meeting. Wells replaces John Boyd, who posted an 123-110 record in 10 years as head coach.