Adam Ellis enters his second year as an assistant coach on the Capital Men's Basketball staff.
Ellis joined the Crusaders prior to the 2018-19 season which ended in a magical run to the NCAA Tournament plus a first-round victory over the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The Crusaders won a share of the OAC regular season championship that season and featured two 1,000-point scorers, including an All-American selection and two Academic All-Americans.
In 2014, Ellis served as an assistant coach at Wittenberg University before spending the next two seasons as the head middle school boys' basketball coach at Springfield Middle School. In 2017, he joined the coaching staff at East High School in Columbus.
Ellis played collegiately at Central State University (NCAA Division II) in Wilberforce, Ohio where he earned his degree in education before moving on to coach AAU boys' basketball with the All-Ohio Red program. He then joined the Marauders' coaching staff as a graduate assistant.
Coach Ellis lives in Columbus with his wife, Lindsay, and son, Anderson.