Deanthony Ellison
Athletic Director/ Head Women's Basketball Coach

“Dee” Ellison started his Champion career as the head women's basketball coach for the 2019-2020 season. With him he brought six years of coaching experience and an extensive amount of time as a dedicated athlete. Coach Ellison was tasked with starting the women's basketball program at Champion Christian College in 2019. In the teams first season, Coach Ellison and the Lady Tigers saw great success. The team finished with a 19-11 record, finishing 2nd in the region and a 2nd place finish at the Association of Christian College Athletics National Championship. The Lady Tigers received multiple individual awards, With a player receiving CO-MVP in the region and another player finishing with First Team All Region.

In the 2020-2021 season, Coach Ellison and the Lady Tigers reached the pinnacle of success, winning the NCCAA National Championship. In the regular season, Coach Ellison lead his team to a 18-4 finish overall, beating an NAIA team in the process. The team finished 2nd in the NCCAA in scoring, and had another 2nd place finish at the ACCA National Championship. At the NCCAA National Tournament, the Lady Tigers won by 31, by 15, and in the Championship game the Lady Tigers won by 7, winning the schools first ever NCCAA National Championship. Coach "Dee" also coached two All Americans, the National Championship MVP, and two All-Region Players as well in the 2020-2021 season.

From 2015-2019 Ellison was the men's assistant basketball coach at Texoma Christian School. During this time the basketball team made it to final four tournament, a feat that had not been accomplished in ten years. Following this record breaking season the team made it to the regional tournament the following three years.

However, Ellison actually began his tendency of assisting teams to record breaking seasons by being an assistant coach for his Alma Mater, York College. During the team's 2012-2013 season the York College Panthers had an incredible 24-9 overall wining season. Making this the most wins in Panther history and bringing home their first ever, regular season championship. This earned the Panthers a berth into the NAIA National Tournament, where they advanced to the Sweet 16.

Prior to this accomplishment Ellison played a season of semi-professional basketball overseas for the Australian Boomers. This was preceded by being the starting point guard for the York College Panthers where Ellison earned his Bachelors Degree in Physical education with a focus on Special Education.

Ellison is married to college sweetheart, Angelene and has one daughter, Amahria Ruby, age 2.