The path that led Alesha Robertson-Ellis to the head women’s basketball coaching position at Wayland Baptist is one that involves drive, determination, and faith. On the basketball court whether it was at Plainview High School, AAU, or Texas Tech, Robertson-Ellis put forth the same kind of drive into her performance which netted countless accolades. In high school, she was a three time 4A state title winner, a Parade and TABC All-American…taking home the MVP award. It was the second time in a row that two players from Plainview High School took home the honors. The year before her teammate Chelsi Welch was also named MVP. Robertson-Ellis and her team would face the Canyon Lady Eagles and eventual Texas Tech teammates Jolee Ayers and Brook Baughman. At Texas Tech, Robertson-Ellis would play for Hall of Fame Coach Marsha Sharp being tabbed with several all Big 12 honors over the course of her time in Lubbock.
Robertson-Ellis would get into the coaching profession first at All-Saints as the junior high coach before working one-on-one with athletes at Hoop 55. She was then part of building a state champion winner at Lubbock Christian High School. And in 2013, Robertson-Ellis accepted the job of head coach of the the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens. Her journey has been an experience from the beginning. In 2014 she married Texas Tech standout and Lamesa native Andy Ellis. And just this year the couple welcomed their son Kingston to the family. “It’s been kind of crazy way to get here, but I’m here. And again if it’s where I’m supposed to be, then it’s all going to work out.”
So far, it looks like it has worked out well indeed.