Ellis joins the Athena coaching staff for his first season at CMS. He spent last season as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Saddleback College. Prior to that Ellis served as an Assistant Coach at El Camino College, Long Beach City College, and Ventura College. During his six seasons at Ventura he helped lead the Pirates to the 2002 State Championship, two state Final Fours, and six WSC North Division championships. Before joining the collegiate ranks, Ellis was a very successful longtime AAU and high school coach, including two league titles at Rolling Hills Prep. Ellis graduated from Cal State Dominguez Hills with a B.S. and M.S. in Public Administration and is currently completing his M.A. in Sports Administration and Coaching from Concordia University.