Ellis was a team captain and a four-year starter for the Bears. He helped Catholic place in the top five at the LHSAA’s Division I tourney three times. An honor student and a member of the National Honor Society, Ellis finished with a four-year average of 37.2 strokes in nine-hole matches. As a senior, Ellis mentored younger teammates and had a nine-hole average of 36.0 when the COVID-19 pandemic cut the season short. He played in the Metro tourney twice.