UNCW Mourns the Loss of Former Swimming and Diving Coach Marc Ellington

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Marc Ellington, UNCW’s first water polo, diving and swimming coach, passed away on June 7, 2016.

He joined the UNCW program in 1982. During his 30-year tenure, he coached numerous CAA diving champions. In 2004-05, he was named CAA Diving Coach of the Year and collected the honor once again the following year.

He was born to the late Oliver W. and Evelyn Ellington in Hokido, Japan. He graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, MA. He is survived by his brother, Greg; his sister-in-law, Maureen; a nephew, Ryan; and a niece, Tara, who is entering her junior year at UNCW.

Funeral services were held in Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to: UNCW Seahawk Club, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5913.