Paul Ellis (Meritorious Service) - Inducted 2021
Paul Ellis is currently the Technical Director at SYA Soccer, in Centreville VA. Prior to taking this position, he has spent the last 42 years working at all levels of the youth game. He coached at both Lake Braddock and TC Williams High Schools, before joining George Mason Women’s program for 8 years helping them to an NCCA D1 College Cup Final and 2 Final 4 appearances. Paul worked with the Region 1 Girls ODP program as Head Coach for the u17 age group, taking those teams to China and Europe, later becoming the assistant coach with the u15 and u17 Girls National Teams. Paul was the lead Scout for the USWNT at the 2004 Athens Olympics, in which the team won the Gold Medal. With his many club teams, he was won 4 state cup titles and one Region 1 Championship and was named VYSA Girls Competitive Coach of the year in 2019. Currently he is a member of the VYSA coaching Education Staff holding a US Soccer A License and USC Premier Diploma.