Coach Ellis enters his second season on the Saints staff after most recently serving as the Head Boy's Basketball Coach at Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School in Merritt Island, Florida for two seasons.
At Edgewood, Ellis led the Indians to a 10-11 record during the 2012-2013 season and their first ever play-off victory over Cocoa Beach.
Prior to Edgewood, Ellis was a member of the coaching staff at Tusculum College where he assisted the Pioneers for four seasons.
While with the Pioneers, he assisted with all team operations, including practice and game preparation, strength and conditioning and video coordination. During practice, he assisted with coaching the Tusculum post players and was also responsible for the team’s student assistants and managers.
During the 2008-09 season, Tusculum posted a 20-11 record and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. That team also claimed runner-up honors for in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament. That team followed with a 16-12 worksheet, while last year’s club advanced to the semifinal round of the SAC Tournament.
The Merritt Island High School graduate was a three-year letterman for the Mustangs where he was coached by former Tusculum assistant coach Coleman Flaskamp. His senior squad posted a 20-win season, while advancing to the State Tournament for the first time in 10 years. Merritt Island finished runner-up for the District Championship as Ellis earned the 2006 Mustang Award and served as team captain. During his final prep campaign, he also earned Area Player of the Week honors.
Ellis graduated from Tusculum in May of 2011 and majored in Math Education. He currently resides in South Bend, Ind. with his wife, Krystle.