The University of Victoria Vikes cross-country and track program recently announced the departure coach Keith Butler, a four-year member of the Vikes coaching staff.
Ellerton, the NCAA 800-m champion and 2005 World Champion 1,500-m semifinalist, will step up to the plate as the new assistant coach. Ellerton brings a lot of experience to the Vikes program, following his time at the University of Michigan (2002-07) and his current status as a contender for Canada at the London Olympics in the 800-m.
"I'm really excited for this new opportunity to work with the UVic athletes," the 28-year-old was quoted as saying on the University of Victoria website. "I've been running for a number of years now and have had a lot of great mentors along the way. This will be my chance to share some of what I have learned from them with the Vikes athletes. I know ... there will be big shoes to fill moving in."
The Vikes cross-country and track program runs six teams, three men and three women, that compete in cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track. Ellerton will join the Vikes family for the upcoming school year.