San Ramon Valley High School

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Paul Ellis

2000 SRVHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Paul Ellis, Class of 1987:

Paul Ellis attended San Ramon Valley High School from 1983 until graduation in 1987. As the only 4-year Varsity letter earner since 1975, Paul was named second team All-League as a first baseman his freshman year and first team All-League catcher his sophomore, junior and senior years. In his junior and senior years, Ellis was named All-East Bay as a catcher. Paul was a member of the 1987 Northern California All Star team playing in the North v. South game. He also placed in the top four at N.C.S. for one season.

Mr. Ellis holds numerous records at SRVHS, including the most games played, hits, homeruns, and RBI’s. He set many season records, some of which still stand.

Earning a baseball scholarship to UCLA, Paul played for 3 years as a starting catcher/designated hitter. In 1990, he led the nation in homeruns and was selected All-Pac 10 catcher as well as All-American. Ellis was drafted as a supplemental pick at the end of the first round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1990.

From there Mr. Ellis went on to play in the St. Louis Cardinals Fame system from 1990-96. He was a member of the AAA Louisville Redbirds for 1 ½ years and played 2 years for the AA Arkansas Travelers. He finished his professional career in 1997 where he batted .350 and was the all-star catcher.

Now married and the father of 2, Paul Ellis lives and works in Tampa Florida.