Ellis pictured in The Beacon 1943, Valparaiso yearboo
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1 IIC (1945)
Loren E. Ellis was an American football and basketball coach and college athletics administrator. He served as the head basketball coach at Valparaiso University from 1941 to 1947 and at Stetson University during the 1950–51 season, compiling a career college basketball record of 101–71. His best squad was his 1944–45 team, they finished with a 21–3 record and a 10-game winning streak. They were inducted into the Valparaiso Hall of Fame in 2004. His best player was Robert Dille, a consensus All-American following the 1943-44 season.
Ellis was also the football coach at Valparaiso from 1942 to 1945, though the school did not field a football team in 1943 or 1944. He tallied a total record of 10–5, his 1945 squad won the Indiana Intercollegiate Conference championship, with an overall record of 6-1. He remains to this day, the winningest coach (by percentage) in Valparaiso history.
Ellis served as the university's athletic director; he resigned following the 1947 season in order to accept the position of Head Coach / General Manager of the Hammond Buccaneers of the National Basketball League. When that franchise folded in 1949, he accepted the position of head coach basketball at Stetson University.
- "The World's Tallest Team". ""The World's Tallest Team" - 2003-04 Hall of Fame - Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders". Valpoathletics.com. Retrieved 2014-06-26.