September 1, 1963 |
Seat Pleasant, Maryland
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985–1986||Rutgers (grad. asst.)|
|1986–1988||Bowling Green (asst.)|
|1988–1989||George Mason (asst.)|
|1989–1990||South Carolina (asst.)|
|2009–2010||George Washington (asst.)|
|2015–present||Morgan State (asst.)|
|Head coaching record|
Brian Hersholt Ellerbe (born September 1, 1963) is an American basketball coach.
Ellerbe attended Bowie High School in Bowie, Maryland. He was a four-year starter at Rutgers University from 1981 to 1985. Ellerbe played in the backcourt at Rutgers with John Battle for Tom Young.
Ellerbe served as a graduate assistant at Rutgers in the 1985–86 season, before becoming an assistant coach at Bowling Green for two seasons. In the 1988–89 season, Ellerbe was an assistant coach at George Mason University, then at South Carolina the next season. From 1990 to 1994, Ellerbe was an assistant at Virginia.
From 1997 to 2001, Ellerbe was head coach at the University of Michigan. Ellerbe led Michigan to an appearance in the 1998 NCAA Tournament and 2000 NIT. However, all of Ellerbe's wins in his first two seasons at Michigan were later vacated as a result of the University of Michigan basketball scandal in which four players received money from booster Ed Martin. These infractions dated to the previous coaching staff, and Ellerbe himself was cleared of wrongdoing. Following a 10–18 season, Michigan fired Ellerbe on March 13, 2001.
Ellerbe left coaching to become a consultant for youth and collegiate basketball programs. In 2005, Ellerbe became vice president for corporate development at Madison Grace Construction Services.
In 2009, Ellerbe returned to basketball coaching at George Washington under Karl Hobbs. From 2010 to 2013, Ellerbe was an assistant at DePaul on the staff of Oliver Purnell. In 2015, Ellerbe joined Todd Bozeman's staff at Morgan State.
Head coaching record
|Loyola Greyhounds (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) (1994–1997)|
|Michigan Wolverines (Big Ten Conference) (1997–2001)|
|1997–98||Michigan||0–8[Note A]||0–5[Note A]||[Note A]||NCAA Second Round|
|1998–99||Michigan||0–19[Note A]||0–11[Note A]||[Note A]|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- ^A. Due to NCAA sanctions, a total of 36 wins were vacated: 24 wins from the 1997–98 season, including 11 Big Ten regular season wins, three wins in the Big Ten Tournament, and one win in the NCAA Tournament, and 12 wins in the 1998–99 season (including five Big Ten regular season wins). Michigan's 1998 Big Ten Tournament championship was also vacated. Originally, Michigan finished fourth in the Big Ten in 1997–98 and ninth in 1998–99.
- "Brian Ellerbe". George Washington University. 2009. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- "Brian Ellerbe". DePaul University. 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- Rosenberg, Michael (March 13, 2001). "Ellerbe era is at its end". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on April 13, 2001. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- Rosenberg, Michael (March 14, 2001). "Eller-bye: Coach, athletic director can't even agree on whether Ellerbe resigned or was fired". Detroit Free Press. Archived from the original on April 13, 2001.