WASHINGTON, D.C.– Archbishop Carroll High School (ACHS), a Catholic school of the Archdiocese of Washington, named Brian Ellerbe the school’s new athletic director. Ellerbe brings more than three decades of experience in intercollegiate athletic coaching and recruitment and began his new position on June 3, 2019.
“Brian Ellerbe has tremendous leadership and administrative experience in athletics, and is a terrific fit for Archbishop Carroll Athletics as we work to ensure our student-athlete success on the field and in the classroom, President Larry Savoy said. “Brian has proven to be a man who cares deeply about education and student-athlete achievements. For all these reasons, we are thrilled to welcome him to Archbishop Carroll High School.”
Ellerbe was a decorated, local high school basketball standout (Bowie High School) receiving Washington, DC All-Metropolitan honors and was one of the areas leading scorers in 1980 and 1981. In 1981, he played in the McDonald’s Capitol Classic game which also included NBA Hall of Fame players Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing. Ellerbe also holds collegiate honors from Rutgers University to include second all-time in assists.
After successful high school and collegiate careers, Ellerbe began a productive tenure in collegiate coaching. Notably, Brian was the first African-American basketball head coach at both Loyola University Maryland and University of Michigan. In 1998, he led the University of Michigan to the inaugural Big Ten Men’s Basketball Championship. Ellerbe also held assistant coaching positions at Rutgers University, Bowling Green State University, George Mason University, University of South Carolina, University of Virginia, George Washington University, DePaul University and Morgan State University.
“I am thrilled to join the leadership team at Archbishop Carroll High School,” Ellerbe said. “It was clear from the moment I met with the team, they have a deep love for the institution and understand the positive role athletic plays in preparing young people for the challenges they will face in life. I am excited to work with the Carroll community to build on past success and create a shared vision for the future of Carroll Athletics.”