Ray Ellington serves as the director of campus recreation for the department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation, arriving at W&L in the fall of 2007.
In his current role, Ellington is responsible for managing all aspects of the intramural, sports club, group exercise and special event programs for the campus community. Among his charges is to coordinate facility use with athletics and to recruit, train, schedule, supervise and evaluate professional and student staff within the program. He also maintains the budget and serves as a liaison with several departments on campus.
Prior to his position at Washington and Lee, Ellington studied sports management and was the graduate assistant for recreational sports at Ithaca College, graduating with a master of science degree in 2007. He received a bachelor of science from Greensboro College in 2005. While at Greensboro, he served as Assistant Dicretor of the Reynolds Center and was responsible for intramurals, informal recreation, aquatics and fitness programs.
Ellington is a professional member of the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and the Association of College Unions International. He is also a certified Red Cross Instructor and Wilderness First Aid Instructor and he currently serves on the University's Recreation and Athletics Complex Feasibility and Wellness Committees.
In addition to his work with the University, Ellington also serves as the head girls soccer coach at Rockbridge Country High School and is the head coach of the 98GR team for the SOCA-Augusta in Fishersville, Va. He currently resides in Fishersville with his wife Allison (Turk) Ellington, also a 2007 graduate of Ithaca College’s Occupational Therapy program. The couple have a son, Landon and daughter, Mia.