Byron Ellis enters his second season as Tulane's Director of Football Operations in 2013.
Ellis, 37, is responsible for all phases of the football team travel, management of the team's pre-season camp, the student volunteer program for Tulane football and the day-to-day operations of the football program. He also assists with the organization of Tulane's recruiting efforts and with the Green Wave Football Summer Camps.
Prior to Tulane, Ellis was the director of football operations for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League from 2011-12. He facilitated and supervised all administrative functions of the football operations department and also oversaw team travel, player housing, player transactions player contracts and player payroll.
Before Omaha, Ellis served as the UFL's Director of Football Administration for the league office from 2010-11, and was the point man for football operations for two teams, while assisting with three other organizations. He was the UFL's coordinator of football operations/player personnel from 2009-10.
From 2006-08, Ellis was the football operations supervisor for the Arena Football League's New Orleans VooDoo, where he managed junior staff members, practice schedules, free agent visits, daily transactions, team travel, and was the New Orleans operational liaison for the Arena Bowls XXI and XXII. His group was voted the "2008 AFL Support Staff of the Year" by his peers.
Ellis worked in various capacities with the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans VooDoo from 2004-06.
A native of Baton Rouge, La., Ellis earned his bachelor's degree in coaching and sports administration from Southern Miss in 2003.