Brian Ellerbe

Brian Ellerbe (born September 1, 1963)

Teams coached: Loyola Greyhounds, Michigan Wolverines
Loyola (MD) record: 34-47 (.420)
Michigan record: 25-59 (.298) **
Overall record: 59-106 (.358) **

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0 **
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Big Ten Tournament Champion:  0 **

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2015-2019 Morgan State (asst)
2010-2013 DePaul (asst)
2009-2010 George Washington (asst)
1997-2001 Michigan
1994-1997 Loyola (MD)
1990-1994 Virginia (asst)
1989-1990 South Carolina (asst)
1988-1989 George Mason (asst)
1986-1988 Bowling Green (asst)
1985-1986 Rutgers (grad. asst)

Brian Ellerbe Facts

  • Brian Hersholt Ellerbe
  • Born September 1, 1963
  • Hometown: Seat Pleasant, Maryland
  • Alma Mater: Rutgers University (BA, 1985)
  • The Maryland-native played four seasons at Rutgers for head coach Tom Young
  • Started his coaching career as a grad assistant at Rutgers under next head coach Craig Littlepage
  • Spent the next four years in various D-I programs, assisting Jim Larrañaga at Bowling Green, Ernie Nestor at George Mason and George Felton at South Carolina
  • Was an assistant for four seasons at Virginia under Jeff Jones, going to three NCAA Tournaments
  • Became the head coach at Loyola (MD) in 1994, leading the Greyhounds for three seasons
  • Left for Michigan in 1997, taking over for Steve Fisher as the Wolverines’ head coach
    • Went 25-9 in his first season and captured the first-ever Big Ten Tournament crown
    • However, all wins – including the BTT title and NCAA berth – were vacated from that season and the following season due to NCAA violations committed by Fisher and staff
      • Ellerbe and his staff were cleared of any wrongdoing by the NCAA
    • Ellerbe was let go in 2001 after going 10-18; his official record at Michigan is 25-59
  • Stayed out of coaching for a while, working in the private sector for the next eight years
  • Returned to the college ranks in 2009, spending one season on Karl Hobbs‘ staff at George Washington
  • Most recent gigs were a three-year stint with Oliver Purnell at DePaul (2010-13) and four with Todd Bozeman at Morgan State (2015-19)
  • Is married to Kimberly and has one daughter

Brian Ellerbe Coaching Tree

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** Listed records and accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA