John Ellis
John  Ellis

Portland, Ore.

Last College:
Azusa Pacific University

Volunteer Coach

Ellis came to the Bulldogs as a volunteer assistant prior to the 2014 season. He works with Georgia's sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and multi-event athletes. Ellis has a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Technical Coaching Certificate.

In 2014, Ellis coached Jamario Calhoun to a sixth-place finish at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships. Calhoun traveled personal-best distances of 24 feet, 6 ½ inches in the long jump and 50-1.75 in the triple jump outdoors and managed to qualify for the NCAA East Regionals in both events under Ellis' direction.

While earning his Master's degree in Kinesiology, Ellis served as a graduate assistant coach at Western Illinois University from 2011 to 2013. He coached the same events as he currently does at Georgia and led six student-athletes to All-Summit League Conference honors. Ellis also had one team member advance to the NCAA West Regional. He guided the Leathernecks to 18 top-10 all-time performances and three school records.

Ellis earned his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Azusa Pacific University (Ca.). He competed for the Cougars for four seasons, serving as team captain during his senior year. Ellis earned All-Golden State Conference honors in the long jump. During his time at APU, the Cougars claimed five NAIA national team titles (three indoor and two outdoor).

Serving as president of the APU Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Ellis traveled with the Athletes in Action sports ministry's track and field team that competed in Honduras, Guatemala and Fiji.

Ellis, who was born on October 10, 1988, is from Portland, Ore.

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